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Bug#92220: Is it really needed to package the Contents-* files?

On Sat, 17 Nov 2001, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> Hi Piotr,
> some time ago you suggested to package the Contents-* files. Since noone
> wants to package them and it seems a bit impractical to package the new
> files every day I'd like to ask you whether it's acceptable for you to

I agree that packaging Contents files is impractical. Too much
disk/bandwith/man work usage.
However i think that it would be good to have some package (let's call
it grep-contents od maybe debian-contents) that would automatically
connect to debian serwer, check if there is new wersion of Contents-*
file(s) (main/non-US, architecture - it could be configurable) and
download that new version.
It would contain grep-contents program which (analogous to grep-dctrl)
grep Contents files.
It could be configured to run daily/weekly/on ppp-on

> close this RFP (if you do always want the current Contents-* files you

I would prefer to change rfp title, but not close it. What's wrong with
open rfp?

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