[pacman-dev] pac-file utility script

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 11:06:28 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:44 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> pete morris wrote:
>> Anyway, I've written a script that takes advantage of the [repo].files.tar.gz
>> filelists that are now available to discover which package provides a
>> particular file, when that package is not installed on the user's machine.  It
>> is similar to debian's apt-file, if you are familiar with that.  I would
>> appreciate any comments on the script, with an eye toward possible inclusion
>> in Allan's pacman-contrib community package.
> No comments on the actual script yet (I will look through it over the
> weekend).
> I do like the idea of this script and it is a feature users have
> requests several times.  However, it is currently Arch specific given it
> relies on file lists that are only created for the Arch repos.  How
> about including Pierre's file list generation script in the scripts/
> directory along with repo-add etc?  I think these two really need to be
> added in combination.
> I am going to email Pierre and see how general his file list generation
> script is.

It's in the dbscripts git repo:

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