Re: Bug#63124: apt-get isn't getting new Package lists
On 2000-04-27 01:46:05 -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> Sounds to me like your mirror is messed up, APT downloads the .gz files,
> not the uncompressed ones so you should be looking at that.
Well the local /var/state/apt/lists/ keeps it uncompressed, I can't
really show that the files are different if I quote one compressed and
the other uncompressed now, can I?
> Certianly, it is not possible for APT to create a package file out of thin
> air that is yesterdays, whatever is on your mirror is what it is going to
Well whatever is on the mirror is what it _didn't_ download, hence the bug
Let me phrase this again.
-rw-r--r-- 1 aptp aptp 3197648 Apr 27 05:42 Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 aptp aptp 887199 Apr 27 05:42 Packages.gz
ftp1.us.debian.org (DNS giving the midco.net site):
-rw-r--r-- 1 101 101 3197648 Apr 26 19:42 Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 101 101 887199 Apr 27 00:32 Packages.gz
(funnily enough, the same files, as the local mirror uses rsync)
/var/state/apt/lists AFTER an apt-get update
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3192837 Apr 27 10:51 /var/state/apt/lists/debian.topic.com.au_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages
(this is the size of Packages from Apr 24, 3 days ago)
-rw-r--r-- 1 mirror mirror 3192837 Apr 24 19:22 Packages
Now, for some reason, it's getting this old file even though the local
mirror, referenced in sources.list as the ONLY debian distribution
package site, contains a newer version.
Just to speculate, the ftp.au.debian.org site still has a 3-day-old
mirror. It's listed as a deb-src. Perhaps apt-get refuses to get the
new Packages in case src and binary get out of sync?