[ANNOUNCEMENT] Cygwin package search down for a while

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 23 20:29:00 GMT 2013

On 8/23/2013 4:13 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 04:07:57PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 8/23/2013 3:22 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 01:27:13PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> I'm working on bringing Cygwin's package search into the multi-arch
>>>> world so it will be down for a while while I tweak things.
>>>> It should be back up by Saturday so please don't panic unless it
>>>> seems broken after Saturday afternoon.
>>> This went much faster than I expected.  The new package interface allows
>>> you to switch between x86 and x86_64 when searching for or displaying
>>> packages.
>>> This interface now uses javascript to control which arch is displayed.
>> Very cool!  Unfortunately, though expected, the Firefox Cygwin Package
>> search plug-in now needs to be updated to match...
>> <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cygwin-packages/?src=search>
>> I wonder if the author has a Thursday available sometime soon. ;-)
> I don't think I knew about that.  That seems like something you could
> easily just make a firefox bookmark do.  I do something similar to
> quickly get to bug reports at work.
> Create a shortcut like:
> http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?arch=x86&grep=%s
> save it with a keyword like "cygpackage" and you should be able to type:
> cygpackage binutils
> to search for junk.

Indeed.  That works quite well.  Thanks!

I bet the plug-in is doing something similar.



A: Yes.
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