[aur-general] metadata file/database of AUR?

Chris Brannon cmbrannon79 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 10:04:22 EST 2009

Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> wouldn't it make sense to have a daily crontab on the aur server that
> generates a file which contains all packages (maybe along with their
> description) ? then users can do local searches instead.

Even compressed, the metadata would probably take up a few megabytes.
The downloads would account for a good deal of excess traffic.
Perhaps the metadata could be mirrored, but the AUR is unsupported.

It is a neat idea!

-- Chris

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