[pacman-dev] [PATCHv2 1/2] contrib: adding pacsize

Pierre Neidhardt ambrevar at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 20:33:53 EST 2014

On 14-03-05 18:05:45, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > +Display the size of PACKAGES. Duplicates are removed if any. The local database
> > +is queried first; if the package is not found, the sync database is then used
> > +for lookup.
> Duplicates seem rather unexpected given the explanation that follows.
> You're querying either the local DB *or* the sync DB as a fallback. If
> there's duplicates, it's an implementation bug, no?

Forget my previous answer, I wasn't following... ;P Duplicates have nothing to
do with the db, it's in case there are duplicate in ARGV. This can happen if you
use the output of another command; for instance:

  $ pacsize $(pactree -l linux)


 $ pactree -l linux | sort -u | wc -l
 $ pactree -l linux | wc -l  

Pierre Neidhardt

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