Xavier pointed out a few pending items to me with pacman, and I
thought I'd respond to his list here on the ML. Thoughts welcome from
> * -Qo and symlink :
> http://shining.toofishes.net/gitweb/gitweb.cgi?p=pacman.git;a=commit;h=cd43c63f99df1cf 5e90cb556fa289a6de310a4c8
Merged into maint tonight.
> * pacman.conf clean up :
Replied to this message on the ML.
> * ChangeLog.proto :
> http://shining.toofishes.net/gitweb/gitweb.cgi?p=pacman.git;a=commitdiff;h=66e1f725cbc efe126e23b6de026b19ae3250399b
> * install contrib files
How about an AUR package? pacman-contrib? Someone might even maintain
it in community.
> * ignore targets not found :
> point 2) there :
3.2 issue for sure. Interesting, but I like programs to fail hard with
invalid input rather than gloss it over. When you script programs, it
can be very misleading if things don't fail when you expect them to.
> * broken database with two duplicated entries :
> for example :
> If we want to do this check in testdb, don't we need db_splitname or something?
> If we do it in libalpm, where exactly?
I punted this one to Xavier because I didn't exactly know how to do it.
Can't we just load the entire local pkgcache and then scan for
duplicate names? I was originally thinking of doing this outside of
libalpm, and at some point we can add some consistency checks into the
library if necessary that ensure no pkgname is duplicated inside a
> * segfault : FS#9235
> * memleak caused by 8240da6cb3ff95ad480efe3e1876104024398fae
> how to track whether a package has been added to the pkgcache or not.
> The target list is currently never freed. only the pkgcache is.
> If a package from the target list hasn't been added to the cache (because of a
> failure, conflict or whatever), it won't be freed.
Xavier- if you could bring this up in a separate email thread, that
would probably be best. This is an issue where people are just going
to have to sit down and try and work out a system for being sure of
when/where a package needs to be freed.
> * -Ru (unneeded) branch
Mostly because I just haven't merged it yet. I'll try to get a good
look at this soon and see if it is good to go for master.
> * xdelta support
> maybe we need a mail about the status on this, what needs to be done:
> (waiting on Nathan)
xdelta support in repo-add would probably be our next step- we may
need to refactor the common code out of repo-add and makepkg into some
kind of makepkg lib, which I am not completely sure how to address.
> * upgrade refactoring
> status mail on this too?
What does this refer to? The idea of our add/remove package lists? If
so, it is still an idea brewing in a lot of our heads but no one has
made any huge advances on it yet. Of course, it is not going to me an
easy or clean change either.
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