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Bug#87002: packages.d.o: lists packages that were removed from testing

On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 01:58:18PM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Version: N/A; reported 2001-02-22
> Severity: normal
> At this date there is no console-tools package in testing, as can be
> verified in the Packages file.  However, when looking at
> http://packages.debian.org/console-tools, we are reported that there
> is a version of console-tools in testing.  This is quite misleading.
The problem is that we don't check and remove files for packages
that have disappeared. The page generation script has been modified
to regenerate the pages from scratch once a week.

The reason it is done only once a week is not because they take
very long to generate, but to minimize the time that pages are
unavailable. A better way would be to make the pages in a tmp
dir and mv the new directory into place when done.
I'll discuss this with Joy before implementing it.

James (Jay) Treacy

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