Re: uploaded package handling
Andy Guy writes ("uploaded package handling"):
> Having, I think settled on a .changes file format, we can now think
> about what to do with them.
This all looks fairly reasonable, but I'd ask Andy to log into master
and take a look at the daily cronjob stuff in
This produces (is supposed to produce - it's still a bit broken atm)
various files, including manifests of md5sums of the distribution, the
Packages files, a full list of package maintainers, the MSDOS filename
The state files that it uses are in masterfiles too (don't edit them
without asking people first).
In particular, there already is an embryonic `distributions' file,
which is similar to what you propose but is in a format more easily
parseable by shell scripts.
Most of the information and stuff that Andy's proposal needs is there
- it's just spread across the filesystem rather more.