I think everybody knows already that yesterday pacman 3.4.0 got released. After only one day, i can say how awesome it is. The pacman development team really spoil us.
My top features that i enjoy:
- repackaging: makepkg -R. Did you remember how did you do when you realized that you forgot to include something in the finale package? Commenting lines from build function and running makepkg -e? Now using an additional package function, add the desired files and run makepkg -R, without messing with the build.
- the new architecture option. I don’t want to remember many times did i managed to install an i686 package on an x86_64 system and noticed only after something was really broken. Now pacman would refuse to install and an additional flag is need to force it.
- no more || return 1
What are your favorite features?