[packagekit] APT backend: search-file
matthias at nlinux.org
Thu Aug 20 12:24:49 PDT 2009
Okay, thank you for your comment!
I will add a workaround for the application I write and if I have enough
time, I will try to create an option for the APT-backend. (But my Python is
really bad, so it may take some time..)
On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 08:15:36 +0200, Sebastian Heinlein <sebi at glatzor.de>
> Am Montag, den 17.08.2009, 17:46 +0200 schrieb Matthias Klumpp:
>> Debian has the tool "apt-file" which searches for files in not installed
>> packages. It downloads extra information from the net on the first run,
>> the it is able to search for all files on the system.
>> Would it be possible to include this function? Or is there an function
>> request if the backend supports searching for not installed packages?
>> Sorry for asking this question, maybe it was discussed to exclude
>> everything which downloads extra-information, but it would be nice if I
>> could use this functionality on APT too.
> apt-file downloads all Content files which are quite large (about 15
> Mbyte) and performs a local search. AFAIK on Ubuntu the situation is
> even worse, since there is no mechanism to only fetch the diffs.
> So I don't want to force the user to download all this data by default.
> An alternative would be to make use of apt-file if it is installed, but
> I don't have got the time to work on this in the near future.
> Nevertheless I would accept patches and could mentor the implementation.
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