[Dev] [Libretools - Bug #378] [libremakepkg] reintroduce -u

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Thu Sep 5 17:41:35 GMT 2013

Issue #378 has been updated by lukeshu.

Priority changed from bug to feature

> "[W]arning if there are uninstalled updates" requires pacman -Sy, so it wouldn't be much different than -Syu with no packages to update?

Hmm, that's true.

I... don't know.  I feel like updates should have to be an explicit thing (especially with rolling release).

I know most people don't use the "sync" feature, but if you do, the correct thing to do is

librechroot -l root update
librechroot sync

Which is a lot more overhead, so I'd rule out doing that every time.

That brings up the topic: do we really want the "sync" feature?  It's inherited from Arch's devtools.  I think it could be very useful, and the real benefits would be apparent in automated builds; I think even fullpkg/treepkg could benefit from it by allowing parallel builds.
Bug #378: [libremakepkg] reintroduce -u

Author: mtjm
Status: open
Priority: feature
Assignee: lukeshu
Target version: 

It's needed for fullpkg and mips64el builds depending on previously built updates.

HOOKPREBUILD doesn't solve it: it's run only by treepkg, not fullpkg nor libremakepkg; it would run before cleaning the chroot: updating also packages that will be removed before build.

Why not change it for fullpkg only: libremakepkg -u is faster and can be used for toolchain updates and other builds where the dependency tree of fullpkg is wrong (updating packages to the ones built is needed for toolchain updates).

(Not commenting on the issue of it being default/required or a recommended option disabling which can make broken packages.)

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