An IRC bot which provides information about packages in various distros' repos.
The bot is written in Python and requires the following modules:
On Fedora and RHEL, this can be obtained with:
yum install python-twisted python-requests python-BeautifulSoup
(On RHEL/CentOS this requires EPEL.)
There's a set of scripts that determine how to obtain search results for a given distro.
This is all still a work in progress, but I'd like to have at least two ways to obtain package information:
- Call a web service API (e.g. the one on apps.fedoraproject.org/packages)
- Periodically obtain (and use) a package database to search.
- This is for distros that don't offer a web interface to their pkgdb.
In an irc channel, you can query the bot using:
- .pkg fedora 17 kernel
- .pkg archlinux firefox
- .pkg ubuntu bash
- .pkg debian emacs
- ... etc.
How it works
How it works internally varies greatly based on which distro is being queried.
|Distro/Repo||Key (to query bot with)||Summary|
Queries the JSON API at
* Does not currently support "AUR" packages.
What distros are supported?
Everything listed in the above table is currently supported. However, I would like to support the following soon, as well:
- Homebrew (OS X)
- [your favorite distro here]
I'd also eventually like to support a
.provides command that takes a distro
argument and a file path argument, and determines which package owns the file.
< relrod> .provides fedora-17 /usr/bin/firefox < pkgbot> relrod: firefox
License & Hacking
Licensed under GPLv2+.
When hacking please ensure all tests pass (when they exist).
Also please ensure that your code passes PEP8 tests.
A good .git/hooks/pre-commit hook is:
find -name '*.py' | xargs pep8
(and ensure the hook is