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Re: querying available package versions over the net

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 18:04:18 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> said:
> Why not create your own apt/lists and apt/cache directory, run apt-get
> update and then apt-cache on the same?  The debget package description
> says it "doesn't require a local copy of the Packages files", maybe
> that should be rethought.

I see avoiding the need to download the Packages file as the main point
of the program.  If you're willing to download the Packages file there's
no reason not to use apt-get.

Roderick Schertler

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