libalpm_depends(3) Library Functions Manual libalpm_depends(3)

libalpm_depends - Dependency


struct alpm_depend_t
The basic dependency type. struct alpm_depmissing_t
Missing dependency. struct alpm_conflict_t
A conflict that has occurred between two packages. struct alpm_fileconflict_t
File conflict.


enum alpm_depmod_t { ALPM_DEP_MOD_ANY = 1, ALPM_DEP_MOD_EQ, ALPM_DEP_MOD_GE, ALPM_DEP_MOD_LE, ALPM_DEP_MOD_GT, ALPM_DEP_MOD_LT }
Types of version constraints in dependency specs. enum alpm_fileconflicttype_t { ALPM_FILECONFLICT_TARGET = 1, ALPM_FILECONFLICT_FILESYSTEM }
File conflict type.


alpm_list_t * alpm_checkdeps (alpm_handle_t *handle, alpm_list_t *pkglist, alpm_list_t *remove, alpm_list_t *upgrade, int reversedeps)
Checks dependencies and returns missing ones in a list. alpm_pkg_t * alpm_find_satisfier (alpm_list_t *pkgs, const char *depstring)
Find a package satisfying a specified dependency. alpm_pkg_t * alpm_find_dbs_satisfier (alpm_handle_t *handle, alpm_list_t *dbs, const char *depstring)
Find a package satisfying a specified dependency. alpm_list_t * alpm_checkconflicts (alpm_handle_t *handle, alpm_list_t *pkglist)
Check the package conflicts in a database. char * alpm_dep_compute_string (const alpm_depend_t *dep)
Returns a newly allocated string representing the dependency information. alpm_depend_t * alpm_dep_from_string (const char *depstring)
Return a newly allocated dependency information parsed from a string should be used to free the dependency . void alpm_dep_free (alpm_depend_t *dep)
Free a dependency info structure. void alpm_fileconflict_free (alpm_fileconflict_t *conflict)
Free a fileconflict and its members. void alpm_depmissing_free (alpm_depmissing_t *miss)
Free a depmissing and its members. void alpm_conflict_free (alpm_conflict_t *conflict)
Free a conflict and its members.

Functions dealing with libalpm's dependency and conflict information.

The basic dependency type.

This type is used throughout libalpm, not just for dependencies but also conflicts and providers.

Data Fields:

char * desc A description of why this dependency is needed (optional)

alpm_depmod_t mod How the version should match against the provider.

char * name Name of the provider to satisfy this dependency.

unsigned long name_hash A hash of name (used internally to speed up conflict checks)

char * version Version of the provider to match against (optional)

Missing dependency.

Data Fields:

char * causingpkg If the depmissing was caused by a conflict, the name of the package that would be installed, causing the satisfying package to be removed.

alpm_depend_t * depend The dependency that was wanted.

char * target Name of the package that has the dependency.

A conflict that has occurred between two packages.

Data Fields:

char * package1 Name of the first package.

unsigned long package1_hash Hash of the first package name (used internally to speed up conflict checks)

char * package2 Name of the second package.

unsigned long package2_hash Hash of the second package name (used internally to speed up conflict checks)

alpm_depend_t * reason The conflict.

File conflict.

A conflict that has happened due to a two packages containing the same file, or a package contains a file that is already on the filesystem and not owned by that package.

Data Fields:

char * ctarget The name of the package that also owns the file if there is one.

char * file The name of the file that the package conflicts with.

char * target The name of the package that caused the conflict.

alpm_fileconflicttype_t type The type of conflict.

enum alpm_depmod_t

Types of version constraints in dependency specs.

Enumerator

No version constraint.
Test version equality (package=x.y.z)
Test for at least a version (package>=x.y.z)
Test for at most a version (package<=x.y.z)
Test for greater than some version (package>x.y.z)
Test for less than some version (package<x.y.z)

enum alpm_fileconflicttype_t

File conflict type. Whether the conflict results from a file existing on the filesystem, or with another target in the transaction.

Enumerator

The conflict results with a another target in the transaction.
The conflict results from a file existing on the filesystem.

alpm_list_t * alpm_checkconflicts (alpm_handle_t * handle, alpm_list_t * pkglist)

Check the package conflicts in a database.

Parameters

handle the context handle
pkglist the list of packages to check

Returns

an alpm_list_t of alpm_conflict_t

alpm_list_t * alpm_checkdeps (alpm_handle_t * handle, alpm_list_t * pkglist, alpm_list_t * remove, alpm_list_t * upgrade, int reversedeps)

Checks dependencies and returns missing ones in a list. Dependencies can include versions with depmod operators.

Parameters

handle the context handle
pkglist the list of local packages
remove an alpm_list_t* of packages to be removed
upgrade an alpm_list_t* of packages to be upgraded (remove-then-upgrade)
reversedeps handles the backward dependencies

Returns

an alpm_list_t* of alpm_depmissing_t pointers.

Free a conflict and its members.

Parameters

conflict the conflict to free

Returns a newly allocated string representing the dependency information.

Parameters

dep a dependency info structure

Returns

a formatted string, e.g. 'glibc>=2.12'

Free a dependency info structure.

Parameters

dep struct to free

alpm_depend_t * alpm_dep_from_string (const char * depstring)

Return a newly allocated dependency information parsed from a string should be used to free the dependency .

Parameters

depstring a formatted string, e.g. 'glibc=2.12'

Returns

a dependency info structure

Free a depmissing and its members.

Parameters

miss the depmissing to free

Free a fileconflict and its members.

Parameters

conflict the fileconflict to free

alpm_pkg_t * alpm_find_dbs_satisfier (alpm_handle_t * handle, alpm_list_t * dbs, const char * depstring)

Find a package satisfying a specified dependency. First look for a literal, going through each db one by one. Then look for providers. The first satisfyer that belongs to an installed package is returned. If no providers belong to an installed package then an alpm_question_select_provider_t is created to select the provider. The dependency can include versions with depmod operators.

Parameters

handle the context handle
dbs an alpm_list_t* of alpm_db_t where the satisfyer will be searched
depstring package or provision name, versioned or not

Returns

a alpm_pkg_t* satisfying depstring

alpm_pkg_t * alpm_find_satisfier (alpm_list_t * pkgs, const char * depstring)

Find a package satisfying a specified dependency. The dependency can include versions with depmod operators.

Parameters

pkgs an alpm_list_t* of alpm_pkg_t where the satisfyer will be searched
depstring package or provision name, versioned or not

Returns

a alpm_pkg_t* satisfying depstring

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