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FS#49133 - AUR RPC cannot provide same results as AUR site search

Attached to Project: AUR web interface
Opened by Igor (f2404) - Friday, 29 April 2016, 09:45 GMT
Task Type Support Request
Category Backend
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.2.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


When searching by multiple arguments (e.g. 'git client'), AUR site search seems to use AND operation, i.e. the search results will contain 'git' AND 'client' (378 results total at the moment).

How can the same be achieved by using AUR RPC?
If I search for 'git client' (, I get 2 results.
If I provide both arguments separately (, I get 1370 results - looks like OR operation is used.
This task depends upon

2020-07-06: A task closure has been requested. Reason for request: merged into pu
Comment by Johannes Löthberg (demize) - Thursday, 03 November 2016, 00:11 GMT
So, seems the problem is that the web search splits on spaces and then adds a match for each part, while the RPC only adds a clause for the full string.
Comment by Kevin Morris (kevr) - Monday, 29 June 2020, 16:53 GMT
I'll work on a patch so the rpc does the same with arguments including spaces, so they end up giving identical results.
Comment by Kevin Morris (kevr) - Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 16:43 GMT

Plan for legacy + patch support:

A new API version 6 allows the user to take advantage of new search criteria: When searching with `v=6` by `name` or `name-desc`, return all packages containing _all_ keywords given (quoted substrings are preserved).


Search for packages containing literal `blah blah`:
curl '"blah blah"'

Search for packages containing literal `blah blah` AND `ha ha`:
curl '"blah blah"%20"ha ha"'

Search for packages containing `blah` AND `hah`:
curl ''

Using `v=5` preserves the current (legacy) behavior.
Comment by Kevin Morris (kevr) - Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 23:38 GMT

A message titled "[PATCH] Bump RPC API Version 6" has been submitted to regarding this task.
Comment by Kevin Morris (kevr) - Monday, 06 July 2020, 23:47 GMT