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

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 19:08:13 UTC 2019

On 03/17/19 at 06:02pm, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> 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.

You're looking at the -Q options; listing reverse dependencies with
-ii only applies to -S and is documented in that section.

> 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.

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