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Re: --test and --repackage...



On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Well, it certainly would be nice if --whatrequires would provide the full 
> dependency information including file, library and direct package 
> dependencies without jumping through hoops.
> 
> The other case is obviously installing/upgrading packages but being sure
> nothing on the system gets changed, as others have pointed out. Sure you
> can sort out the result by querying but with --test you (well, maybe not
> you, but us users :) get it for free.

--test isn't just about warm fuzzies as suggested earlier.  Not every 
use with --test will be followed by an identical use without --test.

There are real situations where choices are made based on the output.


What arguement (if any) exist in favor of removing --test functionality?





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