Actually, something like this was requested a while back...
Sorry Joe, I didnt notice your request before...
Well, I am a very bad coder, but I will try to do it. I will post my code and may be you guys can help me to clean it and improve it. I will start with something very simple with PACKAGES.TXT and hopefully I will improve it with the time.
A question: should we have a mysql database for packages? That could allow to build more powerful querys if needed. I think we can make a script in php for build a database from packages.txt. So adding the info to it should be easy. It should have all the data slapt-get already uses, plus the data added by vpackager (pkgr id, ./configure, etc), so we can take borrowed the table structure from slapt-get and add any info useful for repo maintenance, like dates and things like that. But the question is: we need something like this?
Also, if there something from this kind you think can help to package / repo maintainers may be is the time to jump in
this is a really good idea, rbistolfi. I must include it now.
i might also need some coding help.
As I said, I am basically a bad coder, but I dont feel embarrassed posting that crappy code. It always can be improved or inspire some ideas in more brilliant minds. So, let me know and I will do my best.
But i wonder, if the file is not on VL's ftp, then how would the forum integration work?
I need to know the full path to the ssi.php file.
Well, it is usually in the root of smf. I tried to reach it with no luck. Or the file doesnt exist, or we have no permissions for read it. I think no harm can be done if read permissions are given, because that file gives access to already public sections of the forum only, but may be I am wrong, I will do some reaserch. May we can have from an admin temporary access to that file?