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