Re: Knowing the release names in advance (was: Feedback)
On 2 January 2013 14:32, Simon Paillard <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 10:56:53AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> > $ man debian-distro-info
>> > Debian OS provides API to query such information.
>> > In addition, stable alias names are also provided (stable, testing,
>> > unstable, experimental).
>> > As a last resort you can also scrape archive mirrors dists (e.g.
>> > ftp-master, snapshot, old-releases) and check the symlinks.
>> That seems like a hack to workaround the fact that the archive doesn't
>> provide this information in one file.
> Like a machine-readable http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/README ?
Maybe distro-info-data's csv file should be published on mirrors, to
even provide historical names.