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Re: About `r' and `g' in Package Menu mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: About `r' and `g' in Package Menu mode
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:41:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> I think the main difference is that `r' will download the archive
> contents again, whereas `g' only rebuilds the tabulated list of packages
> that have been downloaded previously.

I think this distinction only makes sense when M-x list-packages does not
itself download the archive contents again.

IOW if M-x list-packages downloads the archive contents again, then
revert-buffer (aka `g') should too.  And vice-versa.


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