FS#15764 - Flag to install optdepends as depends

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Shem Valentine (xvalentinex) - Sunday, 02 August 2009, 22:06 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Sunday, 22 April 2012, 11:59 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Scripts & Tools
Status Closed
Assigned To Xavier (shining)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.2.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Summary and Info:
I migrated from Gentoo, and one of the things that I didn't like was USE flags. I knew what uses I wanted when I installed the package, but a few years down the road my needs would change and I would need to reconfigure the system and update world with new use flags.

To me optdepends resembles a quasi USE flag scenario. It would be nice to have a pacman argument to install all optdepends as depends (--optasdeps). Also, some sort of query flag to manage what packages are installed with optdepends and list which optdepends are and are not installed.

I realize these flags are not for everyone, but I've gotten to the point where I don't mind the bloat of extra packages, as long as I know the package installed is feature complete.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Sunday, 22 April 2012, 11:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  FS#11337
Comment by Xavier (shining) - Tuesday, 04 August 2009, 10:41 GMT
also see http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Pacman_OptDepends
The section "Other ideas" look similar to this FR.
Comment by Shem Valentine (xvalentinex) - Tuesday, 04 August 2009, 22:47 GMT
Yes, that whole page sounds like it would be great
Comment by Matthew (piezoelectric) - Sunday, 11 April 2010, 15:20 GMT
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Pacman_OptDepends is perfect. It's exactly the functionality I came here to request.