[pacman-dev] Versioned packages

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 01:41:00 UTC 2016

On 09/19/2016 11:49 AM, Gordian Edenhofer wrote:
> What about adding a new option to pacman's '-D, --database' operator
> which would enable users to rename packages and add a corresponding
> provide field. This would empower everyone to decide on their own which
> packages they want in different versions and which they don't want.
> Pacman would handle file conflicts as usual without introducing a new
> kind of packages. Plus it would avoid discussions about which package
> should be a dummy package and which shouldn't be.

Was that meant to be some sort of a joke? Because even Debian is not
that insane, AFAIK.

Eli Schwartz

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