libalpm_handle - Man Page

Name

libalpm_handle — Handle

— Functions to initialize and release libalpm.  

Synopsis

Typedefs

typedef struct __alpm_handle_t alpm_handle_t
The libalpm context handle.

Functions

alpm_handle_t * alpm_initialize (const char *root, const char *dbpath, alpm_errno_t *err)
Initializes the library.
int alpm_release (alpm_handle_t *handle)
Release the library.

Detailed Description

Functions to initialize and release libalpm.

Typedef Documentation

typedef struct __alpm_handle_t alpm_handle_t

The libalpm context handle. This struct represents an instance of libalpm.

Function Documentation

alpm_handle_t * alpm_initialize (const char * root, const char * dbpath, alpm_errno_t * err)

Initializes the library. Creates handle, connects to database and creates lockfile. This must be called before any other functions are called.

Parameters

root the root path for all filesystem operations
dbpath the absolute path to the libalpm database
err an optional variable to hold any error return codes

Returns

a context handle on success, NULL on error, err will be set if provided

int alpm_release (alpm_handle_t * handle)

Release the library. Disconnects from the database, removes handle and lockfile This should be the last alpm call you make. After this returns, handle should be considered invalid and cannot be reused in any way.

Parameters

handle the context handle

Returns

0 on success, -1 on error

Author

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Referenced By

libalpm(3).

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