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Re: Feature request for packages.d.o

On 05-Mar-03, 09:15 (CST), Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote: 
> If you can look at packages.d.o, that machine is obviously allowed to
> connect to the Internet at large.  If you can do a visual inspection, then
> you obviously have access to the dpkg database from there as well.  So you
> could run apt-show-versions (or similar) there instead of on the spooky
> machines.

But if the "spooky" machines don't have the same installation profile as
the connected machine, then it doesn't help much. 

That said, it shouldn't be to hard to put together a tool that updates
the appropriate "available" list, and then make that available to the
spooky machines, or move the spooky machine dpkg status database to
a connected machine and compare there. Hmm, it looks like apt-cache
has all the necessary commands/options to do this. Looks like a simple
matter of scripting(tm).


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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