To extend the archive coverage, source packages provided by package managers (see extended list at https://libraries.io/) must be considered.
Nevertheless, ingesting source code from package managers is a process somehow similar for all of them, notably it includes:
- the querying of an API (usually a RESTful one) to get relevant metadata about a package
- the retrieval of the package source code (usually in tarball form) for ingestion into the archive
This calls for a common base implementation for loading content from package managers into the archive.
That task is here to track the progress on the subject.