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Re: Package lists for (stable) distribution CDs/DVDs (integrating to package.d.o)

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 03:47:22PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>> Sounds like a cool idea, with a minor issue. The contents of the CDs
>>> and DVDs can (and do) vary a little from arch to arch. But we could
>>> easily do
>>> http://packages.debian.org/stable/cd1-i386/
>>> etc. If anybody's interested, I can easily generate package lists from
>>> the CD contents and put them somewhere accessible; just let me know
>>> when/where/what format is best.
>> I think that woul dbe indeed useful as there're people asking on irc
>> where to find the lists every other day, and the usual answer for them
>> is to read through the jidgo files, which is not a very easy way.
> OK, I've generated a first set to match the etch r1 release. See:
>   http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r1/i386/list-cd/
> for example. There's now a list file to correspond with each of the
> ISO images, showing all .deb, .udeb, .dsc, .diff.gz and .tar.gz
> files. I hope that's useful as a base for people to work with. Let me
> know and I can add creation of the list files to the regular CD/DVD
> creation scripts.

That looks very useful, especially for people wondering which CDs /DVDs
they need to download / buy.

I wonder if there is also a need for the reverse lookup? E.g. one big
file with the packages ordered alphabetically showing what CD(s) the
package is on. This would help people with questions like "What CDs do I
need to buy to make sure I have all of the Apache packages?"

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