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Bug#137860: marked as done (packages.debian.org: search_packages: search results should include improvement tips)

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From: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena <jfs@dat.etsit.upm.es>
Subject: www.debian.org: Search frontend in packages.debian.org could be improved
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Package: www.debian.org
Version: 20020311
Severity: wishlist

I usually find myself using packages.debian.org/_name_of_package to search
for packages, however, many times I mistype the name or the package or I
used a word of the package but not the full (exact) name.

In all this cases I receive:
Debian package search results
No responses to your query.

It would be much more useful if a footer was added to this default page
that includes:

- a new link so you can easily search with the same query but
using subwords (appending '&subword=1' to the query)

- a direct link to the package search page (packages.debian.org) so users
do not have to rewrite the URL in their browser (removing all the

So that the page would be more like:
Debian package search results
No responses to your query.
<p>You might improve your query and find the packages you are trying
to by:
<link>Searching packages which contain the word you typed</link>
<link>Improve your search</link>. This interface defaults to
searchin <em>exact</em> package name matches in all releases and versions.

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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 00:49:01 +0100
From: Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
To: 137860-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Some added
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I added some hints after failed searches. Perhaps I will improve this
further but I think the bug can be closed.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
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