Bug 72849 - RFE: package search / filter option
RFE: package search / filter option
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-08-28 08:08 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-28 08:08:54 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2002-08-28 08:08:48 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux) 
Description of problem: 
The new Packages tool is brilliant.  
I think a search / filter option would be useful to add to 
redhat-config-packages. Imagine a search / filter along the lines of the 
Search in [ category ^] for ____________________ 
( ) installed packages ( ) available packages ( ) both 
Categories would include name, name and description, vendor, and other useful 
fields from spec files. The result is a cut down list of packages, not sorted 
into their comps groups but rather just a flat list. 
Eg, you'd like to install tex and you're not sure of the packages name:  
Search in name for tex 
( ) installed packages (*) available packages ( ) both 
If you were running low on hard disk space and wanted to remove some of your 
non critical apps: 
Search in desciption for game 
(*) installed packages ( ) available packages ( ) both 
If you wanted to know quickly what packages from a particular vendor were 
Search in vendor for oracle 
(*) installed packages ( ) available packages ( ) both 
I think this would be extremely useful for both new and experienced users 
alike. I realize Red Hat staff are extremely busy right now chasing real bugs, 
but I think it would benefit users to mark the bug as DEFERRED if this feature 
is worth implementing.  
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This is not a bug, just a suggestion.	 
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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-28 16:52:30 EDT
Definitely a reasonable idea, probably in combination with the more traditional
"all the packages we ship" view.  Not for this release, though.
Comment 2 Mattias Dahlberg 2002-10-13 06:39:58 EDT
Reopen now when 8.0 has been released?

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