[lfs-support] Howto keep track....
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 07:43:01 PDT 2013
Frans de Boer wrote:
> ...of changed/new files on http only sites like sourceforge.net?
> Keeping track of changed and new files on FTP sites is relative easy.
> However, HTTP sites is differently and made complicated because no page
> is the same and directory listings are not easy. In fact, I do not
> remember anymore how to get directory listings from HTTP servers. If
> that is possible and if it works mostly the same on every HTTP server, I
> can make a script to get it done.
> Since authors on LFS are probably using such a tool, what tool or
> mechanism I can try?
It's not easy. I have custom scripts that basically address each
package. Sometimes upstream blocks directory listings completely.
Sometimes you get into a situation where odd releases are stable and
even development or vice versa. You can look at
that is just an example and slightly out of date.
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