n.oxyde at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 05:48:38 PDT 2007
Le 22 sept. 07 à 12:30, Mij a écrit :
> On 21/set/07, at 18:31, N_Ox wrote:
>> Le 21 sept. 07 à 12:34, Mij a écrit :
>>> On 21/set/07, at 08:00, N_Ox wrote:
>>>> Le 20 sept. 07 à 20:44, Mij a écrit :
>>>>> wouldn't it be better to make "search" actually searching
>>>>> thoughout descriptions too?
>>>> Just use `port search description:fortran`.
>>> Automatically searching in the name AND description would be more
>>> consistent with other package managers and intuitive.
>>> If one want to search the name alone, it can use "search name:"
>> I don't find it consistent with other package managers (at least
>> not Fink, Portage or pkgsrc)
> Some examples doing so:
> APT - the first and sometimes told the best -ever package manager
> yum - redhat's one
> (I don't know more)
> fink also does.
> Besides all, it all depends to what you want to be inspired.
> Portage is what most people
> argue is the reason why the "Gentoo wave" weakened in favour to
> Ubuntu. Pkgsrc has a
> very restricted userbase so they probably haven't a strong feedback
> about usability
Fink does not, fink gives user two different commands to achieve name
and name + description search.
Concerning Portage, it's my "best -ever package manager", and i would
like some features of it being ported to MacPorts (who said slots?).
>> neither than more intuitive.
> you usually prefer to issue one search, get a list of some results
> that you walk and
> ignore the ones you're not interested in, better than not finding
> what you wanted to,
> and need to issue another command to find the rest to be sure.
> And, as if you're coming from one package manager you're most
> probably coming
> from one between APT, yum or ports, you could expect that the
> search is in name AND
> description, and give up when you see that searching for "editor"
> has no results and
> erroneously conclude that macports portbase is still poor.
Search for editor inside description is no good anyway, you would
rather do `port search category:editors`
> Anyway, try to make a balanced comparison and take your choice.
IMHO The only thing we need is better documentation, and this problem
will soon disappear.
Anthony Ramine, the infamous MacPorts Trac slave.
nox at macports.org
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