[CentOS-devel] Web based Package DB

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Jun 22 13:56:45 UTC 2010

On 22/06/2010 14:47, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
>> Yes, good point. I've been looking at a few different search engines
>> that we might be able to use here.
> Google ?!

We could try asking politely, but I dont think they will give us their
indexer / engine to use :)

> Search priorities (from high to low):
> Package name > Provides > Summary (in it too) > Files
> I don't thinks that changelog is useful for end-users

How about payload contents ?

Also, perhaps not as a search result, but I think changelog is a good
thing to have. eg. being able to do : tell me the changes for whatever
package provides /etc/blahblah from what I have now, to whatever is the
latest in remote $repo; is worth having. So this could be expanded into
something like : show me the overall impact that doing a yum update is
going to have on /var/lib/mysuperlibfoo/ ( ok, so I admit its a corner
case, but still )

- KB

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