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Bug#529525: ITP: vsag -- Very Simple Archive Generator

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 03:47:06PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >
> > Not at all!  dpkg-scanpackages works fine, in fact Vsag uses it to generate
> > Packages files.  But it does also a few other things:
> >
> >   - Generates compressed Packages.{gz,bz2}.
> >
> >   - Generates Release indexes.
> >
> >   - Automated gpg signatures.
> >
> >   - DAK-like dists/ directory structure (with per-architecture separation)
> >
> >   - etc
> Why not use reprepro ich is real simple to configure and does all this
> and more.

Hi Goswin,

I think reprepro serves a different purpose.  It actively manages your
packages and keeps an internal database of their metadata.  Vsag is designed
to be stateless, and to avoid managing the directory containing packages
themselves (one might wish to manage it by hand, using custom scripts,

Robert Millan

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  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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