[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Added better colourisation support for the "-{Q, S}i" operation.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 24 06:24:26 UTC 2016

On 24/04/16 15:57, Xavion wrote:
>> Your justification is really no justification!  "I am" is not a
>> justification.  Explain why you are interested in the version when you
>> run a -s or -o.  What question are you answering that you don't first
>> locate by looking at the package name?
> It's mostly when I'm wondering if the currently installed package is the
> latest version, but it also happens when I'm looking for alternative
> offerings of an already installed package.
> For example, I usually roll with the "dropbox" package from [archlinuxfr];
> however, I sometimes like to check whether the AUR's offering is more
> up-to-date (which it currently is).
> Hence, I run "yaourt -Ss dropbox", which uses the output from 'pacman' for
> the repository entries.  Is that the justification you were looking for?

So you do a "-Ss dropbox" and among the half dozen packages, you look
for the version number and not the pkgname to locate the entry?

> If so, can we get my "-{Q,S}i" patch included without further ado?

That is not happening.  At the moment you are justifying me not removing
the colour of the version in -s and -o output.


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