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Request #11195 Install required deps by default after asking
Submitted: 2007-05-31 21:47 UTC
From: jeichorn Assigned:
Status: Open Package: PEAR (version CVS)
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS:
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 [2007-05-31 21:47 UTC] jeichorn (Joshua Eichorn)
Description: ------------ pear install package by default should show you if any deps are required and after asking you automatically install them Look at what yum does for an example


 [2007-06-01 02:57 UTC] cellog (Greg Beaver)
The way I would like to implement this is to have two separate CLI frontends, one for humans, and one for scripting. The human one would do all the prompting and have menus and so on, whereas the scripting one would work as the current PEAR command does.
 [2007-06-01 16:51 UTC] jeichorn (Joshua Eichorn)
Most tools like yum just use a single script and have a -y flag for scripting, but my main concern is improving the user experience so what ever gets it done is good.
 [2008-07-12 14:36 UTC] dufuz (Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson)
I'm with Josh on this, why bother with adding the complexity of two CLI frontends when a simple -y (aka answer yes to all prompts) is already the standard in most, if not all, package managers out there :) At least make the "two" frontends transparent to people.