[pacman-dev] Removal of pacsearch?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 26 20:25:47 EST 2013

On 27/12/13 00:28, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Pierre Neidhardt <ambrevar at gmail.com>wrote:
>> pacsearch "Add[s] color and install information to a pacman -Ss search".
>> This contrib script has last been updated for pacman 3.2 if I recall
>> correctly. Since pacman now comes with color support, I feel like this
>> script
>> has become obsolete. Beside being redundant, it is slower and colors are
>> somewhat less readable (as subjective as it may be).
> Did it require regular updates past 3.2 to still work? I've still been
> using it without problems.
> The biggest reason I use it is to search -Ss and -Qs output at the same
> time, not for color. As far as I know this still doesn't happen with any
> combination of pacman flags.

It sort of does...  Well, installed packages in the repos are listed as

allan at arya ~
> pacman -Ss glibc
core/glibc 2.18-11 (base) [installed]
    GNU C Library
extra/nss-mdns 0.10-5
    glibc plugin providing host name resolution via mDNS

> Also, citation required for "slower" claim. This is likely due to the
> aforementioned two operations instead of the single one you are comparing
> against.
> -Dan

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