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42.5 Interfacing to an archive web server

A web server providing access to a package archive must support the following queries:


Return a lisp form describing the archive contents. The form is a list of ’package-desc’ structures (see package.el), except the first element of the list is the archive version.

<package name>-readme.txt

Return the long description of the package.

<file name>.sig

Return the signature for the file.

<file name>

Return the file. This will be the tarball for a multi-file package, or the single file for a simple package.