Subject: Re: complete list of packages
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/15/2005 19:17:57
Klaus Heinz wrote:
> The approach the script htutils/changes/pkg-changes2xml takes (it makes
> an educated guess about the package name without using "make show-var
> VARNAME=PKGNAME") is faster (8 min on an Athlon XP 1500) and uses less
> resources but I wonder whether we have to bite the bullet and run
> "make show-var" (54 min) for every package periodically.

I suggest that you use the scan_packages() subroutine from changes2html, 
which is much better at guessing the right names.