cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install
pkg_info.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/search Makefile pkg_search.1 ...
dougb at FreeBSD.org
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
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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