Subject: INDEX file missing
To: None <>
From: Zafer Aydogan <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/10/2005 13:43:31
Hello List,

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
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.
For example: