[aur-general] New AUR Metadata Archives

Kevin Morris kevr at 0cost.org
Thu Nov 11 17:20:26 UTC 2021

Hi Dmitry,

The ordering is definitely a bug here that we should fix up and
will. Otherwise, we'd just like to make sure that the info format
is uniform with the RPC; beyond that, we can without a doubt add
other fields if they're needed for good reason.

Do you mind reporting that in the form of an [Bug] issue on
gitlab? That helps us a lot with keeping track of these things.

Thanks a lot for your feedback and your quick action!


On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 05:04:50PM +0300, Dmitry Marakasov via aur-general wrote:
> Hi!
> > In addition to pre-existing archives, we've introduced two new
> > archives that can be used instead of bulk queries against the RPC.
> Thanks a lot for doing this, I'm switching Repology right onto the new
> dump. This simplifies and speeds up repository metadata update in many
> ways and also provides consistent information from one point in time.
> I've verified that the contents I've been getting through the API
> (/rpc/?v=5&type=info for all packages from packages.gz) are the same
> except from minor differerences in License ordering (can you confirm
> that it's stable?) and the fact that unicode characters in descriptions
> are now correctly represented (abra package as example). Just FYI.
> I wonder how hard it will be to also provide download URLs in this dump.
> For instance, Repology uses these to report dead URLs.
> -- 
> Dmitry Marakasov   .   55B5 0596 FF1E 8D84 5F56  9510 D35A 80DD F9D2 F77D
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Kevin Morris
Software Developer

 - kevr @ Libera
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