[pacman-dev] [RFC] [IDEA] Possibility to ignore specific dependencies

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Sun Jul 13 05:12:57 EDT 2014

On 13.07.2014 09:27, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 22/06/14 23:32, Florian Pritz wrote:
> So this is the process now:
> pacman -Syu    <- perl version dependency error
> pacman -Sd perl
> pacman -Su
> and this will change to:
> pacman -Syu    <- perl version dependency error
> pacman -Su --ignore-depends perl=5.18
> Is that correct?

Correct with the difference that -Sd perl will ignore the versions for
all dependencies of perl and those of packages that get pulled in by a
(new) dependency.

--ignore-depends simply makes pacman believe that perl=5.18 is
"installed" so dependency checks for other packages run just the way
they normally would.

Far smaller scope, more obvious what will happen and probably enough to
deal with most cases without having to risk fallout by ignoring too much.

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