[Slackbuilds-users] sbopkg search tags

Eric Hameleers eha at sox.homeip.net
Fri Jan 30 09:05:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, alkos333 wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM, JK Wood <joshuakwood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Phillip Warner <pc_warner at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> The one feature sbopkg lacks that SlackBuilds.org has is the ability to
>>> search for packages based on search tags.
>>> Ideally, the search tags would be in the .info files.  I don't even
>>> remember what tags I used for all of my submissions, so I would not mind
>>> seeing them.  Perhaps a for loop and cat can just dump the tags at the end
>>> of the .info files in the repo, or all new submissions could start using
>>> them.
>>> Alternatively, perhaps all of the search tags could be listed in one file
>>> that sbopkg can grep.
>>> --phillip
>> AFAIK, there are no search tags in the .info files.  That's handled
>> internally at SBo, I don't know if they can be used externally.
>> -JK
> Well that's exactly the proposition - to make the search tags
> accessable, so sbopkg  could make use of them.

The fact that a 3rd party tool (sbopkg) is available to ease the 
compilation of SlackBuilds.org scripts does not imply the reverse - that 
the SlackBuilds.org site's functionality should be adapted to comply with 
requirements imposed by an external tool.

In other words, we will not change the site's functionality. Use a web 
browser and search the SlackBuilds.org site if you need to find something.


Eric Hameleers
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