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Re: Bug#93612: Support for new archive structure

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> > 	2a) Check that the md5sums of the Packages-signed.gz and 
> > 	    Sources-signed.gz files you have match the md5sums listed 
> > 	    in the Release file
> > 	2b) Check that every package listed in each Packages.gz and
> > 	    Sources.gz exactly matches the corresponding entry in
> > 	    Package-signed.gz or Sources-signed.gz, and that there *is*
> > 	    a corresponding entry
> > 
> > which is a fair bit more awkward.
> If you have to modify apt-cdrom at least you can make it manage this
> precise case. Use "Packages" file for knowing which packages are available

Why? apt-cdrom already stats every file to make sure it is available, I
have no desire or need to use a paired down file. All apt-cdroms will work
with what aj is proposing, but you will get a warning that a lot of files
are missing and that may mean the CD is bad.

I think the best suggestion was to have a Packages.cd which could be used
by non-apt tools that can't cope with extra file names (which are
basically random folks's personal scripts). I don't want to remane the
files referenced by the release file, that just gets ugly fast. 

> I don't want to change the "standard" Packages files since those are used
> by all the old tools we have (including those that won't understand why

There are no old tools that reliably speak to cds and rely on Packages.


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