Re: Bug#26189: apt: Cannot install via http with absolute path.
On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Bill Bumgarner wrote:
> It updates fine. It appears that it is not composing the URL correctly
> to retrieve the file. Server on the other end is a debian 2.0 machine
> running apache.
It's composing the wrong url because the site has an incorrectly formed
non-us tree with an invalid package file. The site needs to have
non-us/dists/unstable/non-US/binary-i386 symlinked to
APT cannot compensate for incorrect Package files on the remote site.