Re: add Date: field to Packages files
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Dec 2004, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > Say, perhaps a "Date:" field could be added to Packages files.
> > I mean even dog food has the date stamped on it these days.
> > Even my crumby message has a Date: field.
> > Sure, as your eyes scan the MD5sum: field, the package's DNA is
> > registered in your brain. But us old fashioned types would still like
> > a Date: field.
> > > Well Jacobson, the date can be clearly seen at http://.../pool/n/norbowitz
> > But Mom said no more searching the web for dates, so now I'm offline.
> Even offline, files have time stamps in most modern filesystems out there.
> Just remember to keep it when you download the Packages files, as it's
> usually as available as the file itself.
Timestamp of the .ar members.