On 29.05.2012 12:56, Sujit Karatparambil wrote:
how about an importer for Debian watchfiles since they are already available for thousands of packages? They can be conveniently downloaded as a BDB at http://qa.debian.org/data/mole/db/dscfiles-watch.db (I have some python code for that for a project of my own).
You mean to say that debian has way to indicate that a library in debian is suspect as per user experience. Then this seems to be the best way go ahead.
Sorry, I don't quite understand what you're saying above?
The above database has metadata in form of URLs with regexes [*] for monitoring around 6500 upstream projects, so using these rather than collecting them on our own would probably be quite a leap forward. You could probably use distromatch data in order to match Debian with openSUSE packages.
[*] the format is documented here: http://wiki.debian.org/debian/watch/