Debian Bug report logs - #602182
index popcon scores

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Package: apt-xapian-index; Maintainer for apt-xapian-index is Enrico Zini <>; Source for apt-xapian-index is src:apt-xapian-index.

Reported by: Enrico Zini <>

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 11:06:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version apt-xapian-index/0.40

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From: Enrico Zini <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: index popcon scores
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:03:23 +0000
Package: apt-xapian-index
Version: 0.40
Severity: wishlist


I have always wanted to index popcon scores into apt-xapian-index.

We already experimented with them in goplay, with a nice rating display,
and it is a very compelling feature.

The problem is that popcon scores are not found in the local system and
must be downloaded from

So writing a plugin to index the information would be trivial, but it
would be a bit less trivial to keep that information up to date, as
systems may not have persistent internet connections.

I would also like to avoid implementing yet another "foo update"
program: ideally acquiring this information should just happen at
"apt-get update" time.

Still ideally, such information could be found in mirrors next to
Packages and Release files, so that it will end up in released CDs.

Doing this right would therefore require quite a bit of people to get
involved (ftp-masters and apt maintainers for a start).

With this bug we now at least have a place to keep track of the work.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages apt-xapian-index depends on:
ii  python                  2.6.6-3+squeeze1 interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-apt             Python interface to libapt-pkg
ii  python-debian           0.1.18           Python modules to work with Debian
ii  python-support          1.0.10           automated rebuilding support for P
ii  python-xapian           1.2.3-3          Xapian search engine interface for

apt-xapian-index recommends no packages.

Versions of packages apt-xapian-index suggests:
ii  app-install-data              2010.08.21 Application Installer Data Files
ii  python-xdg                    0.19-2     Python library to access freedeskt

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