[PATCH] feat(rpc): return "providers" packages when querying by `name` or `name-desc`

morganamilo morganamilo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 03:20:18 UTC 2018

On 21/03/18 03:12, 尤立宇 wrote:
>> An alpm_find_satisifier equivilent is what I want too, thing is once you get
>> the package names from that alpm_find_satisifier equivelent what are you
>> going to do with thoes names? Probably call "info" on all of them. So why
>> not skip that step and just have info support it.
>> Yes point b is what I was thinking. info("foo") would return "foo" because
>> it matches by name, and it would also return "foo-git" because it provides
>> "foo". Maybe it would be &type=info&by[]=provides&by[]=name rather than just
>> "info". Point being you still get the same hunk of json that info gets you.
>> Would your type=provides return just package names or the same stuff info
>> does? If its the latter it's the same as what I want but under a different
>> name.
> I'm convinced that just putting that into info would be better.
> Looking at the code also shows that adding by[]=provides is easier to implement
> as it fits better to the current architecture.
Glad you agree. This patch was more about opening up discussion before 
going in and changing a bunch of stuff. Is there any offial decision by 
the devs and a little guidence on how the implementation should look?

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