Re: querying available package versions over the net
On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 06:53:20AM -0500, Roderick Schertler wrote:
> Another approach is to parse the info from packages.debian.org. This
> is what reportbug does, using its own code (checkversions.py). Does
> anybody know of code to do this from Perl, or the shell? If not my
> current idea is to write a Python wrapper around checkversions.py to
> use from the shell (after clearing that with Chris Lawrence).
> Does anybody have any other suggestions?
Perhaps the best solution would be if I would offer a interface to
packages.debian.org that is easier parsable than the current one.
Patches and/or proposals in other forms welcome.
Frank Lichtenheld <email@example.com>