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Re: Wishlist for dselect (was Re: Searching in dselect)

On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Chris Leishman wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 21, 1998 at 04:18:21AM +0200, Frock wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > I was wondering if there is a way to search for a particular type of
> > > package in dselect (not based on it's name, but on what it does)?
> > > ie. Search the description fields.  This would be really useful when
> > > I'm trying to see if there is a debian package of something (this
> > > time it was something to do haskell with - hugs as it turned out).
> > > 
> Hi all.
> In conclusion, there are a two ways of doing this, as follows:
> 	grep the package files (I knew this one, but it's not
> 	the most user friendly approach) 
> 	or
> 	use the package finder on the debian web page.
> However both these approaches have disadvantages (I'll leave it to the
> reader to identify these).  Perhaps a description search would be a nice 
> feature to add to dselect/apt.
> Now if someone will tell me how to file a wish list bug.......

download a the source package...

insert code to search the description field.

Post it to the maintainers ;)


The first line of the body of the bug report should be 

Severity: Wishlist


Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Steward of the Cambridge Tolkien Society
Selwyn College Computer Support

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