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RE: Getting rid of binary package subdirs?

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:

> > I use them as a handy way to scan what packages in a certain category are
> > available.  But if an index page were generated with a full list,
> > including categories and sortable, that would be even more convenient.
> This may already be the plan, but having all the binaries in a directory
> next to that index would be nice; I'd hate to have to scroll through
> roughly 8000 packages to find the index.htm or index.txt or whatever that
> tells me what's where.  Especially if there's multiple indexes in the
> future - machine readable, or with longer descriptions, or whatever.

There is a machine readable index with longer descriptions. It is called 
pkg_summary and all repos should provide them and they should be kept in 
sync with the actual packages hosted.

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