[pacman-dev] [PATCH] during -Qu add [ignored] for repos without Usage = Upgrade

Morgan Adamiec morganamilo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 17:18:26 UTC 2018

Yeah -Qu is still a little funky.

> It gets better...   packages in databases with Usage = Upgrade do not
> show up in -Qu.  That is clearly wrong!

I left the requirement on Usage = Search after every one disagreed with
my patch [1] to change it. Although I would prefer it if Search had no
bearing on this.

So with this patch, Search is needed for a package to be listed and
Upgrade is needed for [ignore] to not be added.

> My plan is to change alpm_sync_newversion to take an additional
> parameter to flag whether it should include all databases or just those
> available for upgrades.  It could even be make more flexible and just
> take the bitmask as a parameter for filtering.

Why not just remove the Usage check all together? You need
alpm_sync_newversion to find the packages then later we do the Usage =
Upgrade check to add [ignored] to the end of the line.

Unless you want the packages to not show up at all? That's exactly what
the previous patch [1] did.

[1] https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2018-July/022723.html

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