[arch-dev-public] Filename search for Arch
simo at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 23 13:42:00 EST 2008
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:23:55AM -0800, Jason Chu wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 07:10:37PM +0100, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> > It is a much requested feature: Someone wants to search for a filename
> > and get a package name, and there is no possibility in Arch.
> > I have scripts to generate filelists from the package files which could
> > run once a day or so. However, cactus (after a short jabber discussion)
> > disagress with me on how the search would be done:
> > My suggestion:
> > Create a script on the webserver that "greps" through the prepared
> > filelists or searches a sql database, then gives you a machine-readable
> > output via xml or json that can be displayed in a client (for example a
> > 'pacman -So' option).
> > However, cactus thinks that this would put too much load on the server.
> > Another possibility: Make the filelists available for (optional)
> > download and search them offline (with pacman or another tool). My
> > problem here is:
> > total 140M
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 35M Jan 21 17:06 filelist.community-i686
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 34M Jan 21 17:11 filelist.community-x86_64
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 1.6M Jan 21 16:52 filelist.core-i686
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 1.6M Jan 21 16:52 filelist.core-x86_64
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 32M Jan 21 16:57 filelist.extra-i686
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 32M Jan 21 17:02 filelist.extra-x86_64
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 2.1M Jan 21 17:11 filelist.testing-i686
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 2.0M Jan 21 17:12 filelist.testing-x86_64
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 1.2M Jan 21 17:11 filelist.unstable-i686
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 673K Jan 21 17:11 filelist.unstable-x86_64
> > Which is 8.9MB compressed with bz2, a lot to download if you have to
> > update the lists every day to have an up-to-date version.
> > What do you guys think?
> Hmm... you use to be able to seacrh through package lists through the
> web interface. Did this change when we moved to django or something?
It did not. Filelists still get inserted into the sql database when you
run the update scripts on gerolde, however there is no way to access
them through the current django interface. All the data is there and
perfectly up to date though.
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