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Old 02-08-2009, 03:11 PM
"Michael A. Smith"
 
Default equery: deprecate --category filtering in belongs

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If you do drop it, Douglas, I think you should keep it around as a "Warning:
Deprecated" feature for a while before dropping it outright.

That way the users can give feedback via bugzie and their scripts don't break.

- -Michael

Douglas Anderson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Brian Harring <ferringb@gmail.com> wrote:
>> patch attached against 0.2.4.2-r1; rough stats follow;
> [snip]
>> Mind you this isn't multiple runs, so the numbers are rough
>> approximations- that said they're fairly representative.
>>
>> Strongly suggest y'all keep category support (although I'll keep on
>> using pquery instead .
>>
>> Cheers,
>> ~harring
>>
>
> Heh, OK I was looking at my local version of equery where category
> filtering IS enabled while I was running tests with old equery, which
> doesn't have it enabled. Thanks for pointing out my stupid mistake,
> Brian.
>
> We can in fact even make it go faster by filtering only cat/pkg before
> it goes through cp_list:
>
> - matches = portage.db["/"]["vartree"].dbapi.cpv_all()
> + matches = gentoolkit.find_all_installed_packages(lambda x: x.startswith(cat))
>
> But still... why? When is it useful? Clearly it has never been used up
> until now.
>
> So I'm still in favor of just dumping it. Seems like complete
> superfluous fluff to me. If anyone would have any real-world use for
> this, I'll clean it up and keep it in. Otherwise I really don't think
> anyone will miss it (especially not Brian )
>
> -Doug
>
> P.S. I'm strictly talking about belongs here, category filtering in
> all other modules (where it's actually useful and makes sense) is not
> only safe but has been upgraded to take multiple categories, so you
> can now do:
>
> $ ./equery.py l --category=app-portage,sys-apps port
> [ Searching for port in app-portage, sys-apps ... ]
> * installed packages
> [I--] [ ] app-portage/portage-utils-0.1.29 (0)
> [I--] [ ~] sys-apps/portage-2.2_rc23 (0)
>
>

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