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Re: How do you set-up a PPM repository?

From: Philippe M. Chiasson <goz...@ActiveState.com>
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:45:52 -0700
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Churchill, Richard wrote:
> Thanks, I'll give that a go.

A good intermediate solutions between a simple http directory
listing and a full-blown SOAP PPM server would be to use a
directory listing + search indexes.

Basically, the ppm client is capable of using http directory listings
for a repository, but various things like searching will be quite slow.

An improvement is to generate 3 indexes files from the repository content,
and if present, the client will download these and search using them first.

You can look at these for examples:

http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMPackages/5.8-linux/summary.ppm
http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMPackages/5.8-linux/searchsummary.ppm
http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMPackages/5.8-linux/package.lst

But these indexes are basically a concatenation of all the PPDs in
the repository, with some information removed.

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Philippe M. Chiasson         Senior Perl Developer         goz...@ActiveState.com
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