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Re: dpkg rewrite in Java

On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 09:33:48PM -0700, Tobias Hertkorn wrote:
> Hi community!
> I am currently starting to rewrite parts of the dpkg functionality in
> Java (For startes the dpkg --info part and a package list parser). I
> need this for my senior programming project apt-got[1,2], which is a
> partial mirror application that focuses as a subproject on Debian
> archives.
> My question is: Is there a complete specification of the Debian
> package list. I especially need information on what situations are
> possible. (Eg. can you have 2 different versions of the same package
> in one list?) Are there any further restrictions? Is there a specific
> set of keyword in one package information or is it supposed to be
> extendable?
> I think I already figured out how to extract the information from
> Debian packages directly, but would be glad about any (_very_
> detailed) information about Debian packages.
> Please cc me, as I am not subscribed to the mailing list.

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