On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 12:14:29AM +0200, Admar Schoonen wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 01:19:36PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > There's no need for a database unless you want to maintain multiple
> > distributions out of cross-sections of the pool, as Debian does.
> > Or is there a different goal you're describing that I don't understand?
> Nope. Currently, I'm maintaining a small (~550MB) mirror of testing, and
> hopefully, I can add a smaller (~100MB) stable mirror to that pretty soon.
> Therefore, it would be nice if there was a tool to create packagelists from
> the pool for each distribution.
> Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to start coding.
It sounds like all you need is for dpkg-scanpackages or apt-ftparchive to
optionally accept a list of filenames, instead of a list of directories.
I think this would be a useful enhancement.