Re: Feature request for packages.d.o
On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 02:02:24PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 05-Mar-03, 09:15 (CST), Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> 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.
Of course it does. You download /var/lib/apt/lists and the status file and
process them locally.