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Re: people.names updating

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 07:43:02PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> There are currently some scripts on www-master updating people.names file
> with maintainer names, packages, and homepages. I'd like to:
>  * fix them to use an updated set of homepages, using that data acquired
>    from LDAP
>  * get them to run on the normal 6-hourly run
> The cron/scripts_weekly/people/people.pl operates on
> cron/scripts_weekly/people/homepages file, but it seems it could use
> cron/scripts_weekly/homepages.dat with only minor adjustments.
I'd like to switch everything to use apt-cache for extracting package
information. This couldn't be done before, because we needed features
in potato's version of apt (which wouldn't compile on slink).

We also need to think about how the info currently on the people page is
organized. It makes the most sense to me that it and the info on db.debian.org
be combined. One idea is to have a script that searches on maintainers and
the result page lists the packages maintained and the public info in the
ldap database.

> If update.people.html was moved to daily_updates, the parts which fetch the
> Packages files would move to 1ftpfiles script, and since we're using the -N
> option for wget, they wouldn't get redownloaded four times (instead of once)
> a day.
Same idea, except extract the needed information using apt-cache.

James (Jay) Treacy

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