[arch-dev-public] filelists for packages

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat May 17 15:30:37 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 6:39 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/5/12 Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>:
>> Hi all,
>> I have created a script which generates an archive containg filelists of every
>> pacakge in our repos. This makes it possible to show a list of files on the
>> webpage or implement some tool to search for a package by giving a filename.
>> I have set up a cronjob (see createFileList in my home dir) for doing this
>> once per day. It is implemented somehow incremental, so serverload is quite
>> low. At the moment I save the output at
>> http://dev.archlinux.org/~pierre/test-repo/. What do you think about moving
>> those files to /home/ftp and make them available on every mirror?
>> Filesize is not a real problem; even with using gz instead of bz2:
>> The file format is the same as the one used for the repo-db files for pacman.
>> Currently I use this data to feed my webbased package browser, but make those
>> files available to the public some users might implement some cool command
>> line tools etc..
> This can be useful.
> Has this been moved to somewhere in /home/ftp ?

Not yet, I will set this up as a cron job with the new db scripts tomorrow

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