[pacman-dev] Time for changes

kfs1 at online.no kfs1 at online.no
Fri Sep 29 10:36:10 EDT 2006

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:22:37 +0200, Aaron Griffin  
<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/28/06, Judd Vinet <jvinet at zeroflux.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 01:48:28PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> > Ok, I think it's about time I picked up pacman developement, seeing as
>> > we really have no one else doing it.  I've been busy, so I was really
>> > hoping someone else would volunteer, but what the hell.
>> I'll get your back when I can, Aaron.  I've merged most of the
>> libarchive stuff in, but it's not committed yet.  For some reason, the
>> static linking fails.  Dynamic one works fine.  I tested this with FW's
>> pacman and I had the same error, so it's likely something on my system,
>> not in the pacman build setup.
> While you're available... do you seriously like sw=2 ts=2 ? I was
> going to bring that up and see if it offended anyone to switch to 4/4
> - though I guess if you just use noet, and remove those settings, it'd
> be up to the editor (modelines override editor settings).

Good to see some action here again :)

I wanted to see if the slow operation with XFS/JFS? could be improved. So  
i made a script that finds packages without using pacman.

It's called pacfind. or whatever you want to call it :) (i think someone  
alreayd have made a pacfind script?


if [ "$1" = "-Sd" -a -n "$2" ]
         cd /var/lib/pacman/
         grep -r -A 1 DESC *|grep -v local/|egrep "desc-.*$2.*"|sed  
's/.*desc-/^[[1;33m&\n^[[1;37m/'|sed 's/\/desc-//'
         # grep -A 1 DESC */*/desc didn't work for some reason :/
elif [ "$1" = "-Ss" -a -n "$2" ]
         cd /var/lib/
         find pacman -name "*$2*"|grep -ve /local -e '.*testing$' -e  
'.*AqD$' -e '.*brain0$' -e '.*community$' -e '.*current$' -e '.*extra$' -e  
'.*karsten$' -e '.*unstable$'|xargs grep -r -A 1 DESC|grep -v DESC -v  
|grep -v -- --|sed 's|^pacman/||'|sed 's/.*desc-/^[[1;33m&\n^[[1;37m/'|sed  

# the escape codes won't work ofc.
# The -Sd search packgae descriptions
# The -Ss search only packagenames


searching for packagename takes 15-16 sec now which used to take 1.04m  
with pacman -Ss
-Sd takes 56 sec but is really quite faster than pacman's 1.04m because it  
starts sooner and only spits out the info slower because of coloring, i  

So there's definitively some ground to be covered for pacman and I really  
hope that pacman3 won't have to be db dependent <:)

Also my script could probably be improved by some of you bash gurus :)

and also have you guys seen this?:

:) me out!
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