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FS#28826 - [request] pacman - option to search for providers before direct matches

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Xyne (Xyne) - Thursday, 08 March 2012, 17:18 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category General
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.0.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When searching for a package, pacman checks each repo in the list, in order, for a direct match. If it doesn't find one, it then goes back to the top of the list and checks each repo for a providing package.

In some cases, it is preferable to pull providers from a given repo instead of matches from another.

There should be an option for this. Maybe one or both of the following options could be added:

Scan the repo list in order, checking for a match, then checking for a provider before moving on.

Scan all the repos for matches and providers, then present a dialogue to the user to choose. I think this was discussed before.

I understand that checking for providers requires disk overhead, but as long as their optional then it shouldn't matter.
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