[aur-dev] AUR Search

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 10:05:44 EDT 2009

On Wed 24 Jun 2009 09:43 -0400, Andrei Thorp wrote:
> Today, I'd like to be all complainy about the AUR search feature. I
> haven't really looked around, but are there plans to improve it? Or is
> the solution just "use google with site://"?
> It seems to be kind of bad at finding stuff. Some examples:
>  - Can't search by description (well, it does search by description by
>    default, but it's not in the advanced options anywhere)
>  - Can't really do any decent multi-word searches afaik. To take an
>    example from the other argument thread, try searching for "java
>    gstreamer". It finds neither gstreamer-java nor java-gstreamer. It
>    actually finds nothing at all.
>  - Similarly, wildcards seem to not work. "java*gstreamer" has no results.
>  - It seems to not even do exact matches first. For example, search for
>    my package, "sup". There is a package in AUR that's exactly named
>    "sup", but if you search for that, you get 658 results, sorted
>    alphabetically!
>  - Which reminds me, what about sorting by relevance somehow? Perhaps
>    sort by a weighting of votes, age, downloads, etc.
> I'm sorry if I'm bringing this up as someone's already writing
> improvements for AUR and this is just a waste of time :)
> Anyway, thanks!
> Note: This is a forward of an e-mail that I sent to Arch-General previously.

Yep check out my reply on arch-general and respond here please.

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