[arch-general] script to reformat 'pacman -Ss' (inclusion into pacman?)

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Wed Aug 11 14:05:18 EDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:16 AM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/11/2010 02:31 AM, C Anthony Risinger wrote:
>> could we xport this discussion to forums?  else more productive for
>> mailing list would be a proposal for inclusion into pacman.
>> C Anthony
> Thank you C Anthony, good point:
> With version 0.0.7, it now has the capability to run completely graphically.
> It will prompt the user for a searchfilename or searchTerm via the console
> or zenity --entry if the name or term is omitted from the cli. So now all
> the user needs to do to run this as a pure gui-app is create a launcher on
> the desktop pointing to:
> srch2list -z -n
> and a text entry dialog appears prompting for the filename or term and the
> results are then returned in a graphical list with checkboxes that allow the
> user to select which packages they would like to install and it then
> installs the selected packages with pacman.
> I don't know if this is something that can be cannibalized to make pacman
> -SS more readable or whether you guys would want it as an AUR standalone.
> That's up to you now. I'm done with what I wanted to do with it -- and the
> little guy turned out quite handy.
> Let me know what, if anything, you want to see done with it and I'll do it.
> P.S. As for forums -- no thank you, that's all I need -- more web pages to
> visit where you have no assurance of finding what you need or of getting a
> competent response. In the past I've found forums to be not much more than
> the blind-leading-the-blind. I'm sure Arch's is one of the best, but I
> dislike forums. I'll do private email long before a forum. They have just
> never worked for me.

well that might be a little too general; i read/reply to forums, and
there are many quality solutions and contributors.

let me rephrase:  i think the idea is good, it's just that the thread
is 20+ replies already.  the mailing lists are better suited for arch
(official/specific) help/requests/proposals... the forums (or another
avenue, like an off-topic mailing list) is more suited to discussion
of loosely-related scripts like this.

no offense intended whatsoever (like i said i think the idea is
sound), but basically, i don't want to hear about it, unless it's
being requested for inclusion into pacman mainline ;-)

just my 2c.

C Anthony

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