[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Introduce alpm_dbs_update() function for parallel db updates

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 9 00:14:56 UTC 2020

On 9/3/20 6:55 am, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 6:05 AM Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

>> I got to here.  Seems a lot of this is duplicated from the single db
>> path.  If both are going to coexist, can we do some refactoring?
> It depends whether we want to keep the API backward-compatible. If it
> is fine to break one in pacman 6 release then we can just remove the
> function from ALPM API. Otherwise alpm_db_update() need to be
> reimplemented using alpm_dbs_update() functionality.

I was thinking that a non-pacman frontend may want to update a single
db.  But I suppose they just pass a single db to alpm_dbs_update().

So, I'm OK with the temporary code duplication followed by change of API
for 6.0.


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