(This was one of those pesky "oh, it'll only take an hour" ideas.)
AptFs is a FUSE-based filesystem that provides a view to unpacked and patched Debian source packages as regular folders on a filesystem. Binary packages are modelled as symbolic links pointing to their respective source package.
This arrangement allows one to:
- Use standard UNIX utilities to perform queries across the entire Debian source tree
- Save keystrokes and time when downloading (and subsequently deleting) source packages
- Do really awesome things easily, like perform static analysis on the archive, count swear words, etc.
The program maintains a sliding window of unpacked packages to perform automatic cleanup of unpacked packages - it would not be very helpful if commands such as:
% find /path/to/aptfs
...unpacked the entire archive into your temporary directory.
Source (GPLv3) is available in Git:
git-clone git://git.chris-lamb.co.uk/aptfs # or git-clone http://git.chris-lamb.co.uk/repo/aptfs.git
Patches always welcome.