[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/2] contrib: adding pacsize

Pierre Neidhardt ambrevar at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 15:47:33 EST 2014

On 14-03-05 12:41:48, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 06:38:57PM +0100, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
> > On 14-03-05 10:50:30, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > > Ok, I'll bite. Why aren't we working on merging expac (or something like
> > > expac)? Adding yet another tool tool which relies on parsing unstable
> > > output from pacman seems like a step in the wrong direction.
> > 
> > I know it's not the place to report this, but talking about it, expac is under
> > MIT license, while the package in the repo is marked as GPL. Anyhow, what is
> > pacman's policy on merging third-party software with non-GPL license?
> Poof. As the sole author, I allow it to be licensed under
> $insert_any_license_compatible_with_gpl.
> MIT is totally compatible with GPL, btw....

We still need to replace pacsysclean (which does not work at all with the size
units). I've fixed pacsize, which can replace pacsysclean until expac would not
be merged, or if expac does not get merged at all.

I've been playing around with expac: with a few changes it could easily
superseeds paclist, pacsysclean/pacsize, pacsearch, and the zillion of user
scripts out there. A big +1 for expac integration.

Pierre Neidhardt

Ideas don't stay in some minds very long because they don't like
solitary confinement.

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