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brew install: search casks if not found #3985

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HaraldNordgren commented Mar 25, 2018

Fixes #3829

I looked at the difference between Library/Homebrew/cmd/search.rb and install.rb to figure out why they don't work in the same way. Turns out we pass the regex instead of the name which then won't work in the install scenario. That is not how it is used internally in search.

Tested this locally with anaconda and it works. Also refactored the code a bit to unify the usage of the regex variable between the search.rb and install.rb files

@HaraldNordgren HaraldNordgren force-pushed the HaraldNordgren:brew_install__search_casks_if_not_found branch from ab50272 to 5db2ed4 Mar 25, 2018

@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@ def install
# Do not search taps if the formula name is qualified
return if"/")
ohai "Searching taps..."
taps_search_results = search_taps(query)
taps_search_results = search_taps(

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HaraldNordgren Mar 25, 2018


Compare to

local_results = search_formulae(regex)

tap_results = search_taps(query)
where query is the input before creating the regex.

The equivalent thing here is to pass


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MikeMcQuaid commented Mar 25, 2018

Nice work! Thanks so much for your first contribution! Without people like you submitting PRs we couldn't run this project. You rock, @HaraldNordgren!

@MikeMcQuaid MikeMcQuaid merged commit 6a56181 into Homebrew:master Mar 25, 2018

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