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FS#18306 - pacman should skip unfound packages

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Kevin (anonymous_user) - Friday, 12 February 2010, 17:07 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 06:13 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category General
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.3.3
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No


When installing or removing multiple packages with pacman and the first one is not found, pacman will show an error and stop. I want an option for pacman to skip the unfound package and continue with the rest.
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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 06:13 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 13 February 2010, 01:05 GMT
So what happens if this finds a library upgrade with a soname change but none of the packages rebuild for that change? Broken systems...
Comment by Kevin (anonymous_user) - Saturday, 13 February 2010, 01:15 GMT
Could that happen if you're just installing a package (not upgrading)?

My scenario is for installing or removing programs. For example pacman -S qt4 mplayer. There is no package qt4 but I want to continue install mplayer. Or maybe Im removing packages and one of them is already uninstalled.