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Re: Bug#93612: Support for new archive structure

On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> Why should the normal Packages file be named differently and not the new
> files that we are introducing ?
> > People who do that are more likely to copy the entire CD set to the hard
> > disk so they do in fact have a complete mirror, and should have normal
> > signed package files in the right place.
> Yes, but they won't always copy them in the same place, they copy them in
> different directories and use several lines like "deb file:/tmp/CD1 .."
> and so on.
> I for one use several directories like that when I mount (with the
> loopback) several ISO images :
> # mount -o loop /debian-cd/debian-woody-1.raw /mnt/cd1
> and so on ...
With the Hurd CDs it is even worse.  The file structure on the CDs has
only a passing resemblance to any file system found on a Debian CD or
mirror past or present.  It has to be like that or it will not work.

If a signed md5sums.gz is not secure enough then create another signed
security file.  Packages files are for installations, leave it that way or
destroy their usefulness and flexibility.


  Philip Charles; 39a Paterson St., Dunedin, New Zealand; +64 3 4882818
Mobile 025 267 9420.  I sell GNU/Linux CDs.   See http://www.copyleft.co.nz
     philipc@copyleft.co.nz - preferred.           philipc@debian.org

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