Re: up-to-date dump of packages metadata.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 06:24:09PM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 11/11/10 at 09:09 -0800, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> > Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 06:39:31PM -0800, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> > >> Would it
> > >> be possible to add more fields if passing more flags
> > >> ?format=txt.gz&extra_fields=maintainer ... ?
> > >
> > > IMHO a quite flexible way to get the information you are looking for is
> > > querying Ultimate Debian Database.
> > Thanks much! I didn't know about UDD.
> > It seems there's a huge database dump being generated, but the service
> > itself - a pgsql server - isn't externally accessible. Is my
> > assumption correct? If yes, are there any plans to wrap it using some
> > sort of API for external consumption?
> It depends on your definition of "externally". The pgsql DB is
> accessible from master, merkel, and locally on udd.debian.org.
and also from alioth.debian.org, which has the advantage of being accessible to