[MacPorts] #51664: Please add pseudo-portnames for some common programs

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Jul 1 23:51:52 PDT 2016

On Jul 1, 2016, at 8:17 AM, Rainer Müller wrote:

> Anyway, in order to let 'port install' suggest candidates or
> alternatives based on binary names, we first need a database of port
> contents.
> This use case would be an example what such an index could be used for.
> I would also say that makes it a good case for including such a database
> in the ports tree (PackageIndex similar to PortIndex?).

Having that database locally on everyone's system would probably be huge and constantly out of date. I would favor making it a an API on the new web site.

More information about the macports-dev mailing list