Search the contents of (all) ports

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Jun 26 05:06:32 PDT 2010

On 2010-6-26 21:58 , Andreas Wilm wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if there is a way to search the contents of all ports,
> i.e. also not installed ports. Ideally such a list would contain only
> files that are actually installable and exclude the source files.
> Something like Debian's apt-file for ports or a web-frontend like
> Background is that I found myself in a situation where I was looking
> for a certain latex class and had no idea which port to install.

This would obviously be useful, but implementing it requires someone to
first compile a list of the contents of all available ports. To see the
contents of a port, you first have to build it.

Once there's a list, someone has to implement a way to let users query it.

- Josh

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