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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #15 on: 28. December 2014, 17:36:39 »
Same for me here, I need pkgfile works with Manjaro.  Unfortunately there is no alternative to pkgfile.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #16 on: 28. December 2014, 18:25:05 »
Good to know that it's now acknowledged by the core team.

The team has been aware of this.
I made some time ago an internal request for pkgfile.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #17 on: 15. March 2015, 17:29:12 »
hello,
my turn to need pkgfile :/, any news ?

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #18 on: 15. March 2015, 17:30:32 »
boxit needs to be updated to use that feature. Until then we don't offer it ...

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #19 on: 17. March 2015, 15:38:41 »
The function of searching for a file or string contained by a file name in packages in the repositories is something I've come to depend on since starting with Mandrake Linux and its urpmi wrapper to rpm 15 years ago.  I'm new to Manjaro and like how it works but I need this function.  Thanks.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #20 on: 08. April 2015, 19:03:04 »
Another user waiting for this feature. Thanks.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #21 on: 15. April 2015, 11:33:36 »
I hope this feature gets included at some point. Pkgfile seems to be quite a bit lighter than the AUR alternative command-not-found. I wish to included one of them on bspwm-respin, because it makes using command line easier for new users. Having pkgfile would help to make iso lighter.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #22 on: 09. November 2015, 20:47:10 »
Any news on this?
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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #23 on: 09. December 2015, 00:37:15 »
boxit needs to be updated to use that feature. Until then we don't offer it ...
So I noticed the project leader name and image on https://github.com/manjaro/boxit match yours here (your post sounds like "can't do anything about it until those other people step up their game"), that you were last active on the forum yesterday and that the last commit to boxit was way back in June :'(

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #24 on: 09. December 2015, 00:55:02 »
Roland is extremely busy & difficult to get in contact with. Phil can't do what needs to be done without Roland's input.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #25 on: 09. December 2015, 02:07:17 »
Anyway to contribute to adding this?

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #26 on: 09. December 2015, 04:15:48 »
Anyway to contribute to adding this?

I don't think that it is as simple as that.

I expect that Phil will have something to say on the matter.
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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #27 on: 09. December 2015, 04:26:16 »
Yeah, I figured it would not be simple, hence the implied "is there a way to" instead of "how to". Too bad we lack it, pkgfile would be really useful.

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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #28 on: 09. December 2015, 04:53:39 »
I'm sure that it will be incorporated into boxit. Just like I'm sure that the new forum & wiki that is being built will arrive. Truly, I mean what I'm saying.

I'm astounded that Phil & Roland find the time necessary to volunteer to the initial creation of Manjaro, let alone to the never ending maintenance/improvement/management of the distro.

These guys are busy, busy.

People who complain (not pointed at you Chrysostomus) about what people give them for free out of their volunteered time, really need to take a step back & look at the situation from a different angle.
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Re: pkgfile useless due to lack of .files in repos
« Reply #29 on: 09. December 2015, 05:06:08 »
Yeah, it is a massive project. Hence contribution is beneficial.