[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/2] contrib: adding pacsize
d at falconindy.com
Wed Mar 5 20:00:09 EST 2014
On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:43:34AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 06/03/14 01:50, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 04:00:16PM +0100, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
> >> > Printing package size is useful for maintenance. Indeed, the first entry on the
> >> > wiki is focused on this topic:
> >> >
> >> > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_Tips#Maintenance
> >> >
> >> > None of the proposed solutions will allow you to:
> >> > - select packages;
> >> > - work on the output of other commands yielding a list of packages;
> >> > - change the sorting;
> >> > - be locale independent;
> >> > - print a grand total;
> >> > - be fast (most solutions are wasting a lot of time -- only expac is faster);
> >> > - not rely on any third-party tool.
> >> >
> >> > Pacsize is a POSIX shell script that is generic enough to enclose all these
> >> > features (and more).
> > I truly do not understand why you've chosen to write this in POSIX shell
> > when every other shell script in the pacman repo is written in bash. A
> > lot of the constructs in your script are made considerably uglier and
> > more fragile than needed because of this decision.
> If you can convince the author to provide a patch(set) to add expac into
> src/util, I'd be more than happy to accept it.
I'll find out if he's willing to do this.
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