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Old 09-19-2010, 11:03 PM
Řyvind Heggstad
Default How to detect when a package is removed from a group in pacman

On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:15:44 +0000 (GMT)
F B <fbabetz@yahoo.it> wrote:

> Hi,
> recently bin86 was removed from base-devel group but the unique way I
> know to see this change is manually reading the pkg changelog in the
> arch site. The problem is simple, how to detect this change in
> pacman? For example, after a gnome upgrade, if a new package is added
> to gnome group I can do: pacman -S --needed gnome to install the
> missing package. But if a package is removed? How can I remove this
> package that doesn't belong to a group anymore? I hope you understand
> the question. Why not add metapackages (as for kde) for base,
> base-devel, gnome and gnome-extra that doesn't have this problem?

Even if it was removed from the group, it could still be needed on your

pacman -Qdt might be more useful than checking if package x is still
in group y.

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