Bug#540797: Bug #540797 - edos-debcheck: output format needs to be easier to parse
I agree that the output format of edos-debcheck needs some more thought.
We probably should implement different output formats, at least one
that is easily human-readable (with line breaks and indentations, as
the current standard output format), and one format that is easily machine
parsable. I was wondering whether it really is worth it to generated
XML output, the output seems quiet bloated to me (think of debchecking
a complete archive which may easily give thousands of non-installable
packages, depending on the architecture). Maybe we can find a more
concise text format. I'll think about it, and will come back to you
when I have a concrete proposal.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your suggestions. -Ralf.