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Re: Bug#93612: Support for new archive structure

Le Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 02:23:41PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe écrivait:
> Because no matter what you do your CD will be invalid in some form, and
> using a verbatim Packages file is the least pain.

That's the first time I see Debian willing to accept "invalid" CDs instead
of designing cleanly the thing from scratch so that such problem don't

> > I'm really beginning to think that the only valid alternative is
> > to have a Release file and its signature for each CD.
> Absolutely not.

Why ? Of course, it's a pain for the Release manager to sign & check all
those files but I don't see why it wouldn't be an acceptable solution ...

It seems a lot cleaner than to have Packages files not corresponding to
what is on the CD. And it doesn't suffer from the problem "won't work when
used with a file:/ config in apt".

BTW, if we can't find an agreement, we can also leave CDs without
signature. I'll produce a new and correct Release file but it will never
be signed.

> > The Release file has been introduced after Packages file, and they should
> > have been thought of a bit more to avoid those problems.
> This was fully realized when we constructed the file and accepted as a
> necessary evil.

I don't agree with the "necessary". It's not "necessary". It's just that
you're too lazy (not a personal attack) to implement something better for CDs.

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