cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install Makefile src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add pkg_add.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/create pkg_create.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete pkg_delete.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/info pkg_info.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/search Makefile pkg_search.1 ...

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Dec 10 11:41:50 PST 2007

Xin LI wrote:

> Let's see what we can do it in the future: teach pkg_search about how to
> download an INDEX file for use, something that you don't have to install
> the whole ports tree and can do easily.
> I think this is a very useful feature.  There are a lot of users who use
> packages rather than using ports, and something like pkg_search,
> pkg_update would definitely be an useful add to our current package tool
> set.

Something like that may be useful, but I would argue that other out of
band tools for perusing the ports collection already exist.

My point was simply that given the fact that pkg_search relies on the
INDEX, having it in the base does not _add_ functionality, although it
may do the same job in a better way.



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