Extending the RPC to include "provides" info

Mikael Blomstrand mbloms at kth.se
Thu Mar 8 16:14:05 UTC 2018

No, I haven't had time to look at it. I'm a bit busy for the near future.
tors 8 mars 2018 kl. 13:21 skrev Actionless Loveless <
actionless.loveless at gmail.com>:

> Hi Mikael!
> Are you already sitting on the patch for that feature?
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:24 AM, Mikael Blomstrand <mbloms at kth.se> wrote:
>> I'm pretty new to this mailing list. But I'm been thinking the same
>> thing. Talked about it in a previous mail.
>> https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2018-March/034001.html
>> I think it's a great idea. When searching by name, i think the rpc should
>> at least also search by the "replaces" attribute too. Provides would be a
>> separate query but it could also be the same.
>> Cheers,
>> Mikael
>> tors 8 mars 2018 kl. 03:25 skrev Actionless Loveless <
>> actionless.loveless at gmail.com>:
>>> Currently AUR web interface is able to resolve the dependencies in case
>>> if
>>> the dependendent package is provided by another package (see
>>> python2-catkin-pkg in the dependencies list):
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ros-indigo-catkin/
>>> However AUR RPC is not allowing querying by Provides field but only by
>>> `name`,
>>> `name-desc` and `maintainer` fields:
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php
>>> The discussion about that problem (https://github.com/
>>> actionless/pikaur/issues/53) resulted in at least 3 possible ways to
>>> resolve that issue:
>>> - adding name-desc-provides filter
>>> - adding provides filter
>>> - when searching by name match not only Name field but also Provides
>>> field
>>> Please let me know if you're OK with one of the following approaches or
>>> propose another one. And if you fine with the idea let me know if you can
>>> implement such filter or I should send a patch.
>>> Also related ticket: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/49090
>>> All best, Yauheni Kirylau

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