Why 'whoneeds zlib' and 'pactree -lru zlib' produce different results? 'pactree' is much faster too:
[karol@black ~]$ time whoneeds zlib | wc -l 103 real 0m10.130s user 0m5.050s sys 0m4.136s [karol@black ~]$ time pactree -lru zlib | wc -l 177 real 0m0.101s user 0m0.020s sys 0m0.037s
Turns out if you peek in the code, good things happen ;P
[karol@black ~]$ head /usr/bin/whoneeds #!/bin/bash # whoneeds package : shows explicitly installed packages that require some package [...]
Hopefully we'll get a '--help' option one day https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/27387 or may we can drop this script entirely.
The performance is not that bad for smaller dep trees:
[karol@black ~]$ time comm -12 <(pactree -lru gcc|sort) <(pacman -Qqe|sort) gcc libgphoto2 libtool mplayer2 real 0m0.123s user 0m0.027s sys 0m0.053s [karol@black ~]$ time whoneeds gcc Packages that depend on [gcc] libgphoto2 libtool mplayer2 real 0m0.329s user 0m0.160s sys 0m0.113s
'gcc' was explicitly installed on my system and it was reported in the first query, but not by 'whoneeds'.
comm -12 <(pactree -lru $1|sort) <(pacman -Qqe|sort) | grep -v $1
could do 'whneeds' job. Posted to the ML: http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 02250.html
Posted on pkgtools' bugtracker: https://github.com/Daenyth/pkgtools/issues/40
Last edited by karol (2011-12-08 17:11:53)