Subject: INDEX file missing
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2005 13:43:31
in my spare time I'm coding a Menu Driven Installation Program for
binary Packages, similar to sysinst from FreeBSD.
Here are two Screenshots:
To extract the package names, descriptions and to resolve Dependencies,
I would need the INDEX file in ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/2.0/i386/
from the time the packages has been uploaded.
Unfortunately there is only one INDEX file, that is in current pkgsrc:
and that (obviously) changes every day.
Is it possible to put INDEX files in the Directories for the Future
Release 3 and the 2.0.2 packages Directory which is still empty?
I noticed that FreeBSD's sysinst is doing it the same way.
It is calculating the package names and dependencies from the INDEX
file, which is available in every Release Directory.