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Re: packages.debian.org updated


On Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 12:54:41 +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 07:34:34AM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> > (Please CC me on replies; thanks.)
> > 
> > On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 10:58:12PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> > 
> > > packages.debian.org was finally updated to the new code base that
> > > was already available some time from packages.debian.net.
> > 
> > What are "similar packages"? I'm trying wrap my head around the fact
> > it finds x-window-system-core similar to exim4, but not vice-versa.
> Similar packages are found by using the Description and the Debtags
> information of the package, doing a full text search with that and
> return the best hits. I have no real idea why x-window-system-core
> is considered a good hit for exim4 (But I guess it might have something
> to do with the fact that the exim4 Description doesn't talk much about
> what the package does and that it doesn't have any Debtags information).
> The Debtags information is very influential in this search
> (for reasons I'm too lazy to explain right now), so in this case where
> one package has it and the other one not, the lists can look very different.

There was some idea from Enrico and me earlier this year (i think it was
around FOSDEM) where he showed me how to use Debtags, Popcon and and a
small ruby(?) skript and produce a very nice output from it: 
"People who installed X also have packages Y, Z and T installed"

Any ideas how and if that can be integrated into p.d.o?


[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life

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