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Re: Tool in base to query repositories for pre-built binaries

Hi, all--

On Jul 26, 2010, at 9:01 AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> why don't we have in base a tool (pkgin? other?) that can query a
>> repository on whether a pre-built binary exists ? Something like
>> apt-cache search <package>.
> It sounds useful. I suspect the reason that it does not exist is that
> no one has been motivated to write such a tool.

This sounds very much like FreeBSD ports' "pkg_add -r" capability:

If pkgsrc doesn't have that, it might be nifty to add it...


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