package-manger : proposed upgrade
I'm new to Debian & relatively new to linux, finally have a replacement
for the winmodem that Gateway 2k plagued me with, and glad to be digging
around the http://debian.org/Packages/stable .
i'd like to build some sort of an add-on for the package-browsing
system, for folks to be able to find out more info about the software in
each package, perhaps with some HREFs to a home-page &/or screenshot,
for each of the download-able packages.
I'm not sure if the HTML package-lists are maintained in a database or
as HTML files, but if i can find out the specifics about it, i should be
able to mirror the package-browser locally, and start hacking on it
here, if/when I can get the FS-juggling taken care of.
(planning on running a dual-boot system, w98 and the better.
FIPS works rather well,
even better when in-comparison with
( plans for the package-browser hacking include:
-- an easy-to-(use & manage)
(gen.info and home-page)-links-submittal system
-- maybe some trying-out of rendering XML-wrapped data
with later work
to build non-HTML Pkg-DB pages,
-- maybe some vamping of info from DaveCentral's pages.
-- online manual-pages ?
[ have already come across an online manpage viewer.
...maybe a mirroring of that would be in-order ?]
so, if you can point me to where the main Pkg-DB files are stored, and
perhaps some tips on how the web-interface works, then I'll put it on
the table for post-installation work.
rolling the sleeves up,