[aur-dev] pkgbase queries via RPC interface

Colin Woodbury colingw at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 15:28:10 EDT 2014


Although, I thought `info` lookups had been converted to return Arrays as

If not, might I resuggest the merging of `info` and `multiinfo`? Fuse them
into just `info`, and return any number of results as an Array, given any
number of arguments, also including the ability to search by pkgbase.

On 12 August 2014 21:56, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> The RPC search, info and multiinfo methods return no data when the pkgbase
> is
> passed as the argument.
> I would like to discuss the following ideas:
> A) Return all of the packages in the pkgbase for search, info and multiinfo
>    queries. For search and multiinfo this would be natural. For info it
> would be
>    left to the client to detect that the result is an array instead of an
>    object and thus infer that the result is from a pkgbase (or simply add
> that
>    data to a new field in the result object). With the advent of the query
>    version parameter this should not be an issue for backwards
> compatibility.
> B) Add a parameter to query pkgbase data (e.g. object=pkgbase) and return a
>    JSON object with pkgbase-specific data (everything that still applies
> from
>    regular package data, plus an array of the included packages). Given
> that
>    there are AUR pages for pkgbases, it would be consistent to provide that
>    data via the RPC interface.
> I believe this would be very useful. What do you think? Would it be
> difficult?
> Regards,
> Xyne

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