[pacman-dev] New Optional Dependencies Aren't Logged.

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sun Mar 17 18:02:03 UTC 2019

Hi Andrew,

> I'm not trying to weaken anything; you simply haven't told us why you
> needed the information beyond "I wanted to".  If there was an actual
> problem you were trying to solve, describing it might help us come up
> with a better solution.

Okay, sorry.

> it sounds like -Qi/-Sii would have been enough

Oh, the second -i adds the `Optional For' output.  pacman(1) omits that
useful fact.  Does this count as a report to get it added?

    -i, --info
        Display information on a given package.  The -p option can be
        used if querying a package file instead of the local database.
        Passing two --info or -i flags will also display the list of
        backup files and their modification states.

So I could have done `pacman -Sii gst-plugins-bad' and then looked at
the `Optional For' to see what of those I had installed and were
upgraded recently.  Thanks.

Cheers, Ralph.

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