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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 <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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