[aur-general] New AUR Metadata Archives
kevr at 0cost.org
Thu Nov 11 17:27:55 UTC 2021
The files are downloadable in gzip format; when you receive
the file, you'll need to uncompress it.
$ curl --output packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz \
# zcat is cat for gz files; it uncompresses and cats the content.
$ zcat packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz > packages-meta-ext-v1.json
You do bring up a nice point about the signature; perhaps we should
provide sigs for all of these archives.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 06:34:31AM +0000, zoorat via aur-general wrote:
> On 11/11/21 06:22, aur-general-request at lists.archlinux.org wrote:
> > Hello AUR users,
> > In addition to pre-existing archives, we've introduced two new
> > archives that can be used instead of bulk queries against the RPC.
> > Pre-existing archives:
> > - packages.gz
> > - Listing of all packages separated by line break.
> > - pkgbase.gz
> > - Listing of all package bases separated by line break.
> > - users.gz
> > - Listening of all users separated by line break.
> > Metadata archives:
> > - packages-meta-v1.json.gz
> > - A complete `type=search` formatted JSON package archive.
> > - packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz
> > - A complete `type=multiinfo` formatted JSON package archive.
> > All archives support Last-Modified and ETag. Each archive is updated
> > on a rough ~5 minute interval. For any bulk users of the RPC, we ask
> > that you consider these archives as a solution to repeated searches
> > or bulk multiinfo requests.
> > All archives are available for download athttps://aur.archlinux.org/archive-name.gz
> > Using these archives will drastically help the AUR with the amount
> > of traffic required for API clients. Particularly with clients who
> > are able to query by themselves en masse.
> > We thank you all for contributing to the world of AUR and helping
> > those who can use your maintained software as a result.
> > Regards,
> > Kevin
> > --
> > Kevin Morris
> > Software Developer
> That's awesome kevin,
> I got into a problem while downloading the
> 'packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz' with wget.
> I somehow corrupted it ...
> so, is there any hash I can check against ??
> like '.sig' file for '.iso' files but, as a hash is a text file maybe ??...
> sorry if I'm being dumb.
- kevr @ Libera
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