[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Put not explicitly installed packages in greyduring update/install/removall

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Sat Feb 1 18:04:51 EST 2014

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM, Guillaume Bouchard
<guillaum.bouchard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Chirantan Ekbote
> <chirantan.ekbote at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When I tested this patch, it only seemed to work for adding and removing
>> packages, there was no difference while performing upgrades.  It looks
>> like this is because the install reason for the upgraded package doesn't
>> get set until commit_single_pkg(), which only runs after the user has
>> confirmed the upgrade.  Adding the line below makes the coloring work
>> for upgrades as well.
> From my tests, my changes works even during update.
> I'm using alpm_pkg_get_reason of target->remove for upgrade and
> removal (because it is the obvious choice for removal, and in case of
> upgrade, I see that target->remove is correctly tagged).
>> Also, the patch no longer applies cleanly because of commit 3f34e09.
> Indeed, I'll mail an updated patch now.
> In my first patch, I proposed putting in bold the name of explicitly
> installed packages. This patch put in grey the name of "dependencies".
> Which one should we keep ?

Of the two options, I would prefer the dependencies to be shown in
grey instead of having explicitly installed packages typeset in bold.
I don't feel too strongly about this though, so I won't complain if
everyone else prefers bold.


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