[pacman-dev] RFC: [PATCH] Deprecate --root in favour of --sysroot
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 19 13:22:12 UTC 2018
On 01/19/2018 06:49 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
> The --root option was widely misunderstood, and is now replaced by
> Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> The idea of --sysroot was to provide something that --root never quite
> did. Is there any reason to keep --root?
pacstrap breaks if you try to replace --root with --sysroot, since the
--sysroot does not yet exist and does not have a pacman.conf.
We could prepare the newroot by copying /etc/pacman.conf and
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist within pacstrap, but this means if the
pacman.conf differs from whatever the latest version of pacman has, it
will be installed as a pacnew.
Other than that, I cannot think of any reason anyone would wish to use
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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