Fetch pkgsrc index with pkg_search

Matthias Schmidt schmidtm at mathematik.uni-marburg.de
Tue Dec 11 01:55:02 PST 2007

Hi guys,

after an upcoming discussion on FreeBSD cvs-src list [1] I modified
pkg_search to create a ports directory and fetch the appropriate INDEX
file from the server if both are not installed.   This enables 
pkg_search to work out-of-the-box and without the need to install 
a complete ports tree (which could be usefull for servers etc).

Fetching the INDEX file was pretty easy because FreeBSD supports the
"make fetchindex" command fetching the INDEX file from the master
server.  Is there are similar command available for pkgsrc/DragonFly?
According to my search within the mk/ directory there exists no such

Would it be possible to add the pkgsrc INDEX to an official server?
This enables users to use pkg_search on DragonFly without the need to
download the whole tree and only install binary packages.



[1] http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-src/2007-December/085011.html

Dipl.-Inf. Matthias Schmidt <schmidtm at mathematik.uni-marburg.de>
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Distributed Systems Group
University of Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Tel: +49.6421.28 21 591, Fax: +49.6421.28 21 573, Office C4347

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