I'd really like to be able to pull package ID numbers from the main site DB and put that in the AUR. From what I see, it seems like a simple SELECT statement (prefixed by a db_connect() or select_db() if on the same host). It's pretty trivial, and since handing out dumps of the main repo db just seems to be a no-no, how about someone look through the main site's code and finding that statement and throwing it in?
For the record, I don't care about searching for packages on the search page, just being able to pull the ID of the package so I can provide a good link to the dependencies is enough (current method just searches, seems kinda half-assed).
If I had a db dump/site code, here's sort of what I'd implement:
db_connect( ... ); $q = "SELECT ID FROM Packages WHERE Name = 'pkgname'"; // table/columns may differ db_query($q);
that should give a numerical result which I can link directly to on the package page, eg http://archlinux.org/packages/13418 If anyone can pull out the package ID, i can show what to change in the AUR (trivial really).