[arch-dev-public] [idea] global link database for all packages
pierre at archlinux.de
Sun Jun 28 12:52:45 EDT 2009
On Sunday 28 June 2009 18:44:54 Allan McRae wrote:
> You have given the links for every file examined. Do we need that much
> information? Is there use beyond a global list for the package? That
> would also have the advantage of simplifying the format (no need for %
> symbols) which would simplify writing clients to generate rebuild lists
> or integrity checks etc.
I have thought about it. But the db files are already small and if you don't
need that information you can pipe it through "grep -v '%' | sort -u".
On the other hand one could use that information for optdepends, possible
split candidates or if you want to know which feature of package a needs
Pierre Schmitz, http://users.archlinux.de/~pierre
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