Re: Contents-amd64 or packages.gz ?
This should heve been sent to debian-user...
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 08:14:49PM -0600, Lukasz Szybalski wrote:
> Could you guys answer this question:
> 1. Where can I get a list of every single package that is in amd64
> architecture? (A list of every program that can be installed by
> category if possible main contrib non-free, source for main contrib
> non-free). I initially though that information is in Contents-amd64.gz
> but I'm not sure what that file is for. Is packages.gz the file I'm
> looking for? If yes is there one for source or every binary package
> has a corresponding source package always?
> 2. Is the and ftp somewhere that hold the source of every .deb file?
> Instead of me getting the .deb can I go into some ftp server and get
> the content of what is in .deb?
Please read basic Debian document and lean how Debian works. I hope my
debian-reference package or it web versio should help.
If you want more official documents: see links from
(The Debian Reference there is old. I will update it once server is
updated to lenny after its release.)