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Re: Package search in local repository

Harry Rickards schrieb:
> Malte Forkel wrote:
>> Andrei Popescu schrieb:
>>> On Sun,03.May.09, 14:00:34, Malte Forkel wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> is there a package that provides the functionality of the Debian package
>>>> search, i.e.
>>>> http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages.en.html#search_packages? I would
>>>> like to search a local mirror of the Debian repository for packages and
>>>> their contents.
>>> apt-file
>>> Regards,
>>> Andrei
>> Thanks, Andrei. Actually, I already have apt-file installed. But I'm
>> still looking for a web GUI / web server integration. That would
>> hopefully also make search control a little easier (esp. which
>> repositories to search and pattern matching).
>> Malte
> You could submit your repository to apt-get.org at
> http://www.apt-get.org/submit.php, and use their site to search your
> repository. That's assuming that the outside world can access it though.
> Alternatively you could contact jeroen@wolffelaar.nl or
> frank@lichtenheld.de and ask for the code which uses Xapian to search.
> That's the code on the Debian package search, and the Ubuntu package
> search. See http://packages.ubuntu.com/about/ for more info on that.
Thanks, I'll try that. I found installation instructions at


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