[pacman-dev] Merging -S and -U - Was: DWIM if user attempts to sync on a file
allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 23 00:29:20 UTC 2016
On 18/06/16 01:21, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> I would love to rearrange pacman's UI and merge -S and -U into
> a generic install operation. I haven't worked on it in a while, but
> I would like to see something like this:
That seems a big change! I think merging -S and -U could be a start
along that path which can be done now without a major shift in the way
we do things.
> The problem with allowing -S to handle paths/urls is that package
> package names are also valid paths. Having pacman attempt to pick the
> one that makes the most sense by default would be okay, but users need
> to have some way to unambiguously distinguish between the two.
> I don't think that just hoping that package names never overlap with
> local files is enough.
My proposal is repo package take priority (in standard pkgname then
group order - which also has issues!), then files. Conflicts can be
handled by doing:
pacman -U file:///home/arch/pkgcache/glibc-2.23-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
or is providing a full path enough? I don't think we allow "/" in
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