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Bug#596558: automate processing of http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/

Package: www.debian.org
Severity: wishlist

Richard suggested a while ago automating checks around vendors :
- at submission time
- after submission

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 06:19:44PM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> Yes, we received your information (for all 3 times that you filled out the 
> form). Unfortunately, this is a mostly manual process and I only add 
> batches of new entries every few weeks. Sorry - please be patient.
> To the mailing list:
> Ideally, there should be an automated system where each vendor only submits 
> a single URL. A script would then crawl the vendor's pages to a certain 
> depth at regular intervals, and filter out pages that contain predefined 
> tags for the different Debian CD/DVD variants. This would also make it easy 
> to weed out stale entries, sites that are down etc. Unfortunately, I never 
> quite get around to implementing something like this. What script languages 
> are accepted for this type of thing on Debian servers? (I'm much more of a 
> PHP than Perl person...)

Simon Paillard

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