Searching the AUR API by dependent packages?
baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org
Sun Jan 28 00:24:29 UTC 2018
On 28-01-18, Baptiste Jonglez wrote:
> I wanted to use the AUR API to list packages that depend on a specific
> package. But it seems that the API does not implement this kind of
> The use-case is the following: when I bump a package in [community],
> I would like to list all packages in the AUR that potentially need a
> Would this be a welcome addition to the API? If it is, I may try to hack
> this myself (but I have no guarantee about available time, and I stopped
> writing PHP and raw SQL years ago)
> The API I have in mind is the following:
> /rpc/?type=search&by=depends&arg=ocaml → returns all packages that depend on ocaml
> /rpc/?type=search&by=makedepends&arg=ocaml → returns all packages that make-depend on ocaml
> /rpc/?type=search&by=optdepends&arg=ocaml → returns all packages that opt-depend on ocaml
So actually, this was not so hard to implement: RFC patch is incoming.
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