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FS#12774 - New feature to keep installed groups synchronized

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Nicola Grillo (nicfury) - Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 09:08 GMT
Last edited by Xavier (shining) - Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 13:40 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Backend/Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.2.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


On the italian Forum we have thinked a possible pacman feature in the thread:


We think it would be great if pacman could store in some files (maybe one file) the installed groups, so that it can "refresh" them with a command.

Now the only way to upgrade installed packages of some groups is:

pacman -S grupp1 --needed
pacman -S grupp2 --needed
pacman -S grupp3 --needed

If pacman could know that a group is installed in the system, it would be possible to upgrade all the installed groups with a command like:

pacman -S --needed-by-installed-groups

It would be great to keep synchronized big groups like gnome or kde, or even groups like base-devel, etc.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Xavier (shining)
Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 13:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  dup of FS#8242
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 09:52 GMT
There was a script on the forums somewhere that actually informed the user about what groups they had missing packages. Maybe this would be good for pacman-contrib?
Comment by Nicola Grillo (nicfury) - Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 12:53 GMT
It would be possible to to use it of course. But I think that to do something clean pacman should know which group is installed.

The feature request could be translated in: make pacman know which group is installed.

If so, all other scripts/addons/wrappers could use that information to look for missing packages, make beautiful things, etc. :)