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Old 01-19-2008, 01:05 PM
"Roman Kyrylych"
 
Default pacman -S on already installed package doesn't ask for reinstall

2008/1/19, Xavier <shiningxc@gmail.com>:
> Allan McRae wrote:
> > Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> # pacman -S ttf-ms-fonts
> >> warning: ttf-ms-fonts-2.0-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
> >>
> >> It was asking user for confirmation before which I think was logical,
> >> because if user just forgot he/she has this package installed - this
> >> would allow to avoid creating of unnecessary .pacnew files.
> >>
> >> Either I missed this change or forgot about it.
> >> Could someone enlighten me why this was done
>
> > I can remember this. Basically, it was decided that if a user did
> > "pacman -S package" then they obviously wanted the package reinstalled.
> > The thinking was: Why else would you do that if it was already
> > installed? However, I can't find the thread/bug report I saw it in....
> >
>
> That's right, I changed this behavior when adding the --needed option :
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2007-November/010279.html

Thanks!

>
> About .pacnew files, when you reinstall a package, you should not get
> any pacnew, because we are in the following case :
>
> original=X, current=Y, new=X
> Both package versions contain the exact same file, but the one on
> the filesystem has been modified. Leave the current file in place.

Ah, right, my fault here.

So everything is OK. :-)

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Roman Kyrylych (*оман Кирилич)
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:15 AM
Nagy Gabor
 
Default pacman -S on already installed package doesn't ask for reinstall

> -w, --downloadonly download packages but do not install/upgrade
> anything
>
> [~]:: sudo pacman -Sw ttf-dejavu
> warning: ttf-dejavu-2.22-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
> resolving dependencies...
>
Well, the messages are ugly here, indeed.
Bye





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