[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Most up-to-date distro

Pierre Chapuis catwell at archlinux.us
Tue Jul 21 09:24:06 EDT 2009

Le Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:48:51 -0400,
Daniel J Griffiths <ghost1227 at archlinux.us> a écrit :

> You may well have more success than I do. Finding the current upstream 
> version for packages on hosting sites is easy, doing it for joe schmoe's 
> website isn't so simple... If all you want to do is monitor what 
> packages you maintain that are actually /marked/ out of date, that's 
> simple.. I could throw together a shell script for that in a few seconds 
> (let me know if you think I should).

Actually my script already does that (using the AUR json interface). What's left to do is expand it with scriptlets for each kind of upstream website we can find.

I have put what I've done for now here http://catwell.info/darcs/index.py?r=scripts;a=tree;f=/luachecks

As I said it's really just a beginning, it took like 15 minutes between two LSM conferences to get it working and I didn't touch it since then. Moreover, it was just to see how I could do it, but I don't think using Lua is a good idea if other people have to help (maybe Bash ?).

Pierre 'catwell' Chapuis

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