Would you like me to send a patch for that?

RE your PS: i think subject got auto-edited by mail list tool because i've
put him into CC

On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 3:44 AM, Eli Schwartz <eschwa...@archlinux.org>
wrote:

> On 03/07/2018 09:24 PM, Actionless Loveless wrote:
> > Currently AUR web interface is able to resolve the dependencies in case
> if
> > the dependendent package is provided by another package (see
> > python2-catkin-pkg in the dependencies list):
> > https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ros-indigo-catkin/
> >
> > However AUR RPC is not allowing querying by Provides field but only by
> `name`,
> > `name-desc` and `maintainer` fields:
> > https://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php
> >
> > The discussion about that problem (https://github.com/
> > actionless/pikaur/issues/53) resulted in at least 3 possible ways to
> > resolve that issue:
> > - adding name-desc-provides filter
> > - adding provides filter
> > - when searching by name match not only Name field but also Provides
> field
> >
> > Please let me know if you're OK with one of the following approaches or
> > propose another one. And if you fine with the idea let me know if you can
> > implement such filter or I should send a patch.
> > Also related ticket: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/49090
> >
> >
> > All best, Yauheni Kirylau
>
> I think I would prefer extending `name` and `name-desc` as we always
> want to know any package that can be the searched-for name. And it is
> not like anyone was assuming only one result would be returned... this
> was never an exact name search to begin with.
>
> P.S. The email subject should probably refer to the topic matter, not
> the email of the person who suggested you post here. :)
>
> --
> Eli Schwartz
> Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
>
>

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