Bug#317432: tries to parse Release as Packages file
severity 317432 normal
tags 317432 unreproducible
On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 02:13:17PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> I have the following line in sources.list:
> deb http://debian.madduck.net ~madduck/packages/internal/
> This causes
> to be downloaded. These are created with apt-ftparchive and look
> okay to me. However, after the APT update, I get the following
> Reading Package Lists... Error!
> E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/debian.madduck.net_%7emadduck_packages_sponsor_Release (1)
> E: Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/debian.madduck.net_%7emadduck_packages_internal_Packages
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> The weird thing is that it's reporting a failure to parse the
> *package* file when reading Release.
> What's going on? Is this a bug, or my fault?
The Release file and the Packages file have the same high-level format, and
so use the same parser. The error message is misleading in this case, but
it would seem to indicate a problem interpreting your Release file.