Re: apt && Re: Archive Restructuring -- The dists/ Hierarchy
>>"Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jason> On 5 Aug 1998, Adam P. Harris wrote:
>> A little bit off topic, but this reminds me of the simulator that
>> Jason built into the apt core. I wonder if we could use apt's
>> simulator to ensure the internal consistency of the pre-release
>> distribution at all times, and to see how
>> addition/removal/upgrade/downgrade of a package perturbs the
>> consistency node tree.
Jason> Erm, you can use APT to do this fairly easially but not via the
Jason> simulator.. Suck in all the package files then walk the package list and
Jason> print every package that has an impossible dep.
Well, pkg-order was essentially designed for this, and it,
too, can work off the Packages file; and it does not have the baggage
of actually doing all that apt does. Also, it is a unch of Perl
modules; and hence is script friendly.
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