[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Provides generation for files (a.k.a. rpm fileattrs for makepkg)

Carson Black uhhadd at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 20:04:18 UTC 2020

Your feedback on the code should have been addressed.

> I consider this rpm functionality to be an anti-feature, there are far
> too many ways to depend on the exact same thing and none of it is
> opt-in. Also, given there are very simple, intuitive tools like pkgfile
> or pacman -F, I don't see why such complexity is needed.

I really don't consider this "too many ways to depend on the exact same
thing." The entire point is that you're describing what capabilities you 
want from a package instead of naming the package explicitly.

And yes, I'm aware of the ability to query packages providing files,
but looking through filenames is not as efficient a workflow as throwing a
provides at pacman and letting it find a package that provides it.

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