[arch-ports] ppc/i686 repo comparison CGI script

Anders Bergh anders1 at gmail.com
Tue May 13 20:58:28 EDT 2008

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Alexander Baldeck <kth5 at archlinuxppc.org> wrote:
>  That's pretty cool and helps a lot. Is it dynamically generated by
>  analyzing the db.tar.gz on the mentioned ftp archives? If so, it's
>  pretty nifty and fast. :)

It downloads the core and extra db.tar.gz's from archlinuxppc.org and
ftp.gigabit.nu for i686 and ppc. I think the original script I linked
to here actually read all of those files on every page hit, but I've
updated it on my laptop so it reads from a ~1.4 MB Lua array instead
(which it does very quickly, amazingly enough).

I'm trying to think of ways to improve this to become a bit more
useful, like adding dynamic filters ("exclude missing packages from
extra") and such. If anyone here would like some kind of feature
related to scanning the DB's, I'm all ears :)

>  One thing I'd like to point out though:
>  There's quite a few packages that the ppc port lacks in extra
>  especially. We are aware of this and would like to change it but right
>  now have no definite plans of when to achieve this. We're simply not
>  enough developers to reliably maintain such an amount of packages. So we
>  stick with what we have an maintain it well for now.
>  The upside of this is that most of the basic packages are there, so
>  pulling a PKGBUILD from x86 to build it on ppc shouldn't never be a big
>  hassle.
>  Cheers,
>  Alex
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