[aur-general] metadata file/database of AUR?
sebnow at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 10:22:01 EST 2009
On 31/12/2009, at 10:46 PM, Nathan Wayde wrote:
> On 31/12/09 14:42, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>> just wondering.
>> afaik tools such as yaourt, when you search a package, they will
>> for http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=<packagename> and
>> parse the
>> output, right?
>> 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.
> Most if not all the others use http://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php.
> The local search would be nice though.
It would make more sense to expand upon the RPC and use a client which
caches. Initially any queries might be slower, but the second time
they would be just as fast, without the overhead of downloading _all_
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