list of package names, versions[, descriptions]
Joaquin Manuel Crespo
joaquincrespo96 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 17:49:22 UTC 2019
With AUR RPC web you need specify the package with exact matches.
So you are in the same scenario than Greg.
Should be very usefull have an official query in wich the server can return
that packages inside AUR, core, community and extra (taking in
consideration the possibles DDOS effects if don't have a cache server for
El mar., 1 de oct. de 2019 a la(s) 14:34, Mark Weiman (
mark.weiman at markzz.com) escribió:
> What about something like ?
>  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Aurweb_RPC_interface
> On Mon, 2019-09-30 at 21:44 -0400, Greg Minshall wrote:
> > hi. i'd like to keep a copy of the list of AUR packages, version
> > numbers, and descriptions on my machine. the list can be somewhat out
> > of date (say, as of the last time i did "pacman -Syu", which, for me, is
> > every week or two).
> > my question is how to do it with minimal overhead? i know packages.gz.
> > that will give me the list of packages. however, without the version
> > numbers, i won't be able to tell whether my cached information for a
> > given package is up to date or not.
> > would it be possible to (put on the list to) provide at some point a
> > "packages-versions.gz"? or, even, "packages-versions-descriptions.gz"?
> > (though the former is probably of more general use.)
> > below is my motivation for wanting this. apologies if i've missed some
> > already existing way of doing this.
> > cheers, Greg
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > motivation:
> > for the last several years i've been using a script i "wrote" (inspired
> > by something similar from fink) that, from local information, lists
> > available packages, install status, version numbers, and descriptions
> > . (i'm often in a disconnected, or badly connected, world, so i try
> > to avoid relying on the web.)
> > having converted recently to arch, i pulled my script up to pacman ,
> > and would like to do an aur version, as well.
> > for "packages-versions.gz", i'd download that, then use the package
> > names and versions to make queries to bring a local database up to date
> > with what AUR has. i'd damp this process to once a week or so.
> > (i've spent some time in the last week, offline, playing with figuring
> > out how efficiently -- in terms of both number of requests and amount of
> > [duplicated] data transmitted -- i can download all the information via
> > repeated RPC searches on frequently-appearing search terms -- using
> > packages.gz as a way of knowing all the entries. but, as fun as that
> > is, it's a hack.)
> >  https://github.com/greg-minshall/apt-list
> >  https://gitlab.com/minshall/pac-list
Un cordial saludo.
*Joaquín Manuel Crespo.*
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