[pacman-dev] Removal of pacsearch?
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Fri Dec 27 08:29:09 EST 2013
On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:25:47AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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
But because it also searches pacman -Qs, you would get packages that are
not in a repository as well (so most people's AUR packages, unless they
make a local repo for it).
> > 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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