17 Feb 2020
Participants: Paul, Pradyun, Tzu-Ping
Some initial thoughts:
- Existing upgrade strategies may not map nicely to new resolver
- Define new upgrade strategies that match new resolver ideas
- For new resolver, map existing strategies to "best fit" new ones as aliases
- Deprecate old strategies when used with new resolver (longer term)
Without --upgrade, we can just return installed versions as the only candidate in find_distributions
- Will make the solve faster, but might make reporting more difficult
- Cargo(?) does a two-pass resolution, the second pass only to collect errors. Could be a good idea?
- Maybe possible to do similar for other options/upgrade strategies?
- I want to upgrade this, do the minimal possible to make it work
This is usually what people want when they pip install -U globally
- “Upgrade all” (which pip does not have right now)
This is usually what people want when they pip install -U in a virtualenv
- pip install -U foo
- Tells pip “Try what you need to make this work”
- Implication: If this can’t work, error out
pip can suggest pip install -U foo bar when it errors out to help the user
- don't automatically upgrade going "up" the dependency graph.
* Add a new --upgrade-strategy that is even more conservative than only-if-needed that reports (instead of upgrade) if pip needs to upgrade
- Probably doesn’t need to, it’s the user’s responsibility
iterating on upgrade strategies
--no-deps: for people doing resolution externally to pip
Environment metadata issues:
- No information about "requested" extras
- Let's defer this; it'd be nice to fix this but it'll be very tricky to do so on the time-boxed nature.
- Pradyun: I want to flip the file, to indicate "i was automatically installed"
- Marking existing installed packages as "requested".
- Trimming installed-as-dependency packages.