pkg_search available


wrote a ‘pkg_search‘ utility that runs a bit more easily than ‘bmake search’ for finding packages in pkgsrc. It’s available from his site, which has a number of other utilities and papers on it worth reading.

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  1. Adam Hoka says:

    and what about pkgfind?

    −C Search in the “COMMENT” field, instead of looking at package
    names.

    −c Do case sensitive searches.

    −M Search in the “MAINTAINER” field, instead of looking at package
    names.

    −n number
    Stop searching after number packages are found.

    −q Don’t show the comment in the output, only the package name.

    −x Do exact word searches.

    the only problem of pkgfind, that it has a lot of bsd-ism in the code, so i had to modfy it when i wanted to compile it on solaris without nbcompat.

    i will try pkg_search if its a good alternative for pkgfind with pkgsrc

  2. Is pkgfind the common tool used for the NetBSD’s pkgsrc to find software for a certain purpose?

  3. justin says:

    I think it’s a tool you can add via pkgsrc, but it’s not installed by default. I daresay the most common tools at this point are find, locate, and ls.

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