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Re: Canonicalising suites

On 13771 March 1977, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Mark Hymers writes ("Re: Canonicalising suites"):
>> As I mentioned before,
>> https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/suites> will give a list of suites.
>> I've also added:
>> https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/suite/unstable> https://api.ftp-master.debian.org/suite/sid
> Can I request another service here ?

That api is just started and has lotsa room to extend, so yes, one can
request a LOAD of things. :)

> I'd like a list of `all source package names', without having to
> specify a suite.

Thats a huge result you will get returned. But yes, makes sense.
Also, "all sources in suite X".

> This is because (as per an IRC conversation) the dgit repos server
> will initially create repos in a way that leaves them
> non-world-readable, so as to avoid problems with unredistrinutable
> packages in NEW becoming accessible via dgit-repos.

And then one query could be "all in NEW", as well as "is XY in NEW?"
Though the latter may need two, or a flag, or something. "ONLY in NEW"
and "again in NEW".

> If this is difficult or awkward then I can make a list of the packages
> which I think might still be in NEW and query them individually in sid
> and experimental but I'd rather not hardcode the Debian suites.

>From what I've seen of the api, it seems easy to extend.

bye, Joerg
Throw them away? Are you mad woman? You never know when an old calendar
may come in handy. Sure it’s not 1985 now, but who knows what tomorrow
might bring?

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