I've been confused on how to best search for a package on the web-interface search feature for archlinux.org. It's been a problem I've had for a while but am finally asking about it (couldn't find anyone else that had already dealt with it here).
I want to find packages that are related to perl and pdf.
So I go to the aur.archlinux.org site and do a search.
I put in:
And I get one result.
Then I put in:
And I get zero results.
I also try:
pdf AND perl
Nothing there either.
Basically, I want to be able to search for all packages that have two words in them. How can I be confident that I will get a match no matter the order of the words?
Last edited by HuckleSmothered (2014-05-03 14:26:23)
What is the one result you get with "perl pdf"? I don't get any results with any of your search strings. I also don't get any packages in the repo that match both terms by searching with pacman.
EDIT: oops sorry, I missed this was AUR, not repos.
Last edited by Trilby (2014-05-02 15:05:07)
It's "perl-cam-pdf" in the AUR.
I don't know, I've only ever searched for a single word (like "perl") then either done a find-in-page in a web browser or a grep from the command line for any other terms (like "pdf").
Yea, I found the actual package I was looking for by guessing that stuff. But there are over 2000 results for just "perl", which makes it unnecessarily difficult.
Hoping someone has figured out how to search properly.
... Or maybe we should be asking the site administrator to allow for this.
I think the easiest way would be to use an AUR helper or maybe use RPC API https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 02729.html
I think the easiest way would be to use an AUR helper...
I've just tried this wiith yaourt and I get 13 hits (argument order doesn't make a difference either).
$ yaourt perl pdf 1 aur/chm-to-pdf 0.01-1 (3) A simple Perl script to convert CHM files to PDF (based on wkhtmltopdf) 2 aur/chm-to-pdf-fr 0.01-1 (2) A simple Perl script that converts CHM files into PDF files (based on wkhtmltopdf and file-roller) 3 aur/fig2ps 1.5-3 (8) Perl script designed to convert Xfig files to postscript or PDF files, text is processed using LaTeX 4 aur/pdfcrop 1.38-1 (16) A Perl script that can crop PDF files. 5 aur/perl-cam-pdf 1.60-1 (2) Perl PDF manipulation library 6 aur/perl-pdf-api2 2.020-1 (96) A module chain to faciliate the creation and modification of high-quality PDF files 7 aur/perl-pdf-api2-simple 1.1.4u-1 (3) Simplistic wrapper for the excellent PDF::API2 modules 8 aur/perl-pdf-create 1.06-1 (2) CPAN module to create PDF documents 9 aur/perl-pdf-labels 1.8-1 (0) CPAN module to produce formatted pages of mailing labels in PDF 10 aur/perl-pdf-reuse 0.35-3 (4) Reuse and mass produce PDF documents 11 aur/perl-pdf-reuse-barcode 0.06-1 (3) Create barcodes for PDF documents with PDF::Reuse 12 aur/perl-pdf-table 0.9.5-1 (4) A utility class for building table layouts in a PDF::API2 object 13 aur/perl-text-pdf 0.29a-1 (5) Module for manipulating PDF files
Last edited by slithery (2014-05-02 20:36:30)
$ cower -sq perl -s pdf | grep perl | grep pdf perl-cam-pdf perl-pdf-api2 perl-pdf-api2-simple perl-pdf-create perl-pdf-labels perl-pdf-reuse perl-pdf-reuse-barcode perl-pdf-table perl-text-pdf
If you know for sure that the name starts with 'perl' and ends with 'pdf':
$ cower -sq perl -s pdf | grep ^perl | grep pdf$ perl-cam-pdf perl-text-pdf
Edit: I couldn't figure out why it didn't work like this:
It's because I forgot the dot in front of '*' ;P
$ cower -sq ^perl.*pdf$ perl-cam-pdf perl-text-pdf
Last edited by karol (2014-05-02 22:31:12)
Looks like the consensus is that the web search engine is faulty and one must use an AUR helper, an additional utility. They are good workarounds. And I should probably be using that instead anyway.
Thank you everyone.