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Re: Bug#93612: Support for new archive structure

Le Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 02:20:49AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe écrivait:
> I think the best suggestion was to have a Packages.cd which could be used

Packages.cd files exists but exists only for dpkg-multicd which is a
dselect method. And it's quite ugly since those files lists all the
packages available on the CD and on all the previous CDs ! Each entry in
the Packages.cd file has a X-Medium field indicating on which CD it is.

> > 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.

By old tools, I meant standard tools, not tools dedicated to CDs. Actually
many people use standalone Debian CD like a Debian mirror :

deb file:/cdrom/debian woody main contrib non-free

Other people simply copy cdroms on their harddrive (Gb on ide drives 
are cheap nowadays) ...

And it'd be a pity that doing so wouldn't work as expected. Because
apt-cache search would list packages not available, because apt-get would
need --fix-missing to work most of the times and so on.

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