[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/1] Introduce "AssumeInstalled" option in the config file

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 30 17:13:44 UTC 2020

On 8/30/20 1:07 PM, Дамјан Георгиевски wrote:
> I have had at least two or three use cases for this option,
> * one has been since I always have to type
>   pacman -Syu --assume-installed noto-fonts when plasma-integration is updated
> * `pacman -Syu --assume-installed perl` since it's needlesly pulled by openssl
>   and I didn't need it for containers and similar
> Having this in the config file allows to use the option together with pacstrap too.
> Please review and if the change is acceptable suggest what else needs to be added

I'm not sure it's a good idea to encourage this in the general case.
Supporting it only as a command-line option is still useful since it can
help resolve certain types of manual itervention.

One alternative would be to create a dummy package providing it.

That being said, I'm not necessarily saying this must be rejected...

aside: for perl, see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/54887

> Дамјан Георгиевски (1):
>   AssumeInstalled option in the config file
>  etc/pacman.conf.in | 1 +
>  src/pacman/conf.c  | 2 ++
>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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