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Re: upgrading only urgency=high packages

On Wednesday 02 May 2001 02:27, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
>     Matt> I had an idea (and a working script) to extract changelogs
>     Matt> from source packages and insert them into a SQL database.
>     Matt> My original intention was to allow apt-listchanges to
>     Matt> display changelogs for packages before downloading them, but
>     Matt> such a database would also allow for queries like this.  It
>     Matt> would also allow the CGI changelog viewer to work again.
>     Matt> If the daily lintian runs start up again, this script could
>     Matt> easily be run when a source package is unpacked, to keep the
>     Matt> database up-to-date as new packages come into the archive.
> I have previously debated if I should mention this or not, and have in
> the past wondered if there would be any benefit in replacing the
> Packages file with some sort of distributed SQL database (could LDAP
> be used???).

LDAP could be used.  However we would need to devise some new schema for it, 
and we would need to get >= type operations working properly (last time I 
tried I could not get it going in OpenLDAP).

Using LDAP would solve the scalability issue, synchronising multiple LDAP 
servers is very easy!

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