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.