On 23/12/18 7:13 am, Eli Schwartz via aur-general wrote:
On 12/22/18 5:40 PM, hagar wrote:
On 23/12/18 2:40 am, Florian Pritz via aur-general wrote:
On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 04:41:28PM +0800, hagar email@example.com wrote:
Is there anything wrong with creating a pertner file to the packages file that has the pkgname, provides, description and git address in it.
Not sure what 'pertner' is supposed to mean, but I'd say sure, we could offer a database dump. It's just that someone would have to check which information people need and write a patch for that.
It's probably fine to dump all the info that you'd normally get from and RPC search request into a file. A really quick calculation tells me that this file would be around 20-30MiB (RPC search for 'perl', ~900KiB response with nearly 2k packages, 900*25 = 23MiB).
If someone wants to work on a patch for that, please feel free. If you want, I can also provide some feedback on the patch in addition to what you get on aur-dev. Also please talk to Lukas to check if he is ok with the general idea of this before you spend too much time on it.
Typo - I meant partner file :}
It should only have limited info.
pkgname, provides, description.
And a lot of people will probably want to get the dependency info too, at a minimum. :)
and would it help if it was in the git repository, so you don't download the full thing?
What git repository? The per-package git repository? This is already available as the .SRCINFO file.
This was just an idea that I put out for discussion.
If someone wanted more info would it hurt them to download the pkgbuild git?
Only if they wanted to download 50K git repositories in order to search all of them for packages matching certain heuristics. And most new AUR helpers these days have been attempting to pretend that .SRCINFO does not exist, then trying to exclusively use the RPC instead, because apparently .SRCINFO is "slow".
I meant create its own ie -
I personally think that some "helpers" are trying too hard.
I only have a need to search for "provides" and "description", anything else is just icing.