Re: apt-spy overrides previous sources list
On Sat, 2002-07-27 at 09:18, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, synthespian wrote:
> > Please help me sort out if this is a feature or a bug in the apt-spy
> > package: when you run it, it'll override your previous checklist.
> That's not good...
> > Shouldn't apt-spy take not take into consideration these? By not
> > overriding those entries? Is that a bug or a feature.
> IMHO it is a bug, but not a major one, since the package proposes to do
> exactly that. You could file a wishlist bug requesting apt-spy to never
> remove URLs from sources.list, but only add them at the beginning of the
> file (and update those it added, not any others).
When I have some time, I will file that bug (probably this weekend).
But I have question: in the case people decide this isn't a Good Thing
(overriding the whole of the old sources.list), shouldn't there be a
different format for the sources.list, so that it could be properly
parsed (like adding a new tag, or something), leaving out the stuff we
don't want to be thrown away (for instance, I have some Common Lisp and