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Offline nitram

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/usr/bin/searchdeb deprecated?
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:58:22 PM »
Is /usr/bin/searchdeb deprecated?

Seems sce-import searching provides more functionality or are they linked somehow?

Partial output, i'm not running Wheezy.
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Using the repo http://security.debian.org jessie main
The below package matches are available in the main Debian Wheezy repo.

Offline Jason W

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Re: /usr/bin/searchdeb deprecated?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 06:44:06 PM »
Another utility that has not been visited since the early days of dCore.  It can be updated to the current package scheme.  I will look into it.

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Re: /usr/bin/searchdeb deprecated?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 06:53:51 PM »
Just trying to save work. Does it need to be updated or can it be removed. It didn't appear to offer anything sce-import did. In fact, sce-import can search DEBs by first letters or letters containing. If you keep searchdeb, maybe sce-searchdeb would also be appropriate. Running  searchdeb  asks 'Enter starting characters of package sought'. It actually searches DEBs for letters containing (like sce-import -c). For example, one of search 'ax' returns is 'maxima'. In the end, to me it still seems like unnecessary duplication of sce-import searching, where the user can not only search but also install if desired.

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Re: /usr/bin/searchdeb deprecated?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 07:01:32 PM »
The searching of available packages is done by other utilities now as needed, but a standalone utility to determine available packages, prebuilt as well as .deb, can somehow be useful if only as a function called by other utilities.  I will think about it.  Perhaps renamed as sce-searchpkg or similar.  Thanks.