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Re: Bug#113794: Woody new install, problems with tasksel

Le Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 09:54:06AM +0200, Martin Schulze écrivait:
> > debian-cd does nothing else than using dpkg-scanpackages ... so this one
> > needs to be fixed, not debian-cd.
> > 
> > What is the "Task: override" ? I know that packages have a Task: field but
> > is there an override file like for sections ?
> I have about no clue what you're talking about.

I made the assumption that dpkg-scanpackages was removing some fields (the
Task: field in that case) while generating Packages file since all
Packages files generated by debian-cd had not even a single "Task:" field.

However, after investigation, it looks like that no .deb does have
a Task field (very strange, I was quite sure some people added such
fields) :
rhertzog@p200:~$ find /mirror/debian/pool/ -name '*.deb' | (while read i; do if dpkg -I $i control | grep -q -i Task: ; then echo $i; fi; done)

So those fields are not coming from the packages themselves but from an
"override" file that is not distributed within the mirrors.

The only solution I have is to extract them from the Packages files in
the mirror and reinject them manually in the files generated by
dpkg-scanpackages. And if I do that, there's nothing to change on

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