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

On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 08:01:33AM -0800, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > Package: www.debian.org
> > 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.

I would have done something like this myself, but all of the pages don't get
regenerated every time, only those that have changed. Removing existing
files before running will disrupt this, obviously.

I think we can make a shell snippet to make a list of all packages in all
the Packages files and compare that to each filename in the www directory
(apart from index.html and allpackages.html, of course)...

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