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Bug#368178: Bug #368178: Contents-i386.gz missing on Debian 3.1 (Sarge) CD-ROMs: Acknowledgement?


I've sent this bugreport two months ago. So far however, it has not been
acknowledged by the developer.
I understand that this is not a critical bug, but as it not only exists in
the current stable release but also in the development version it would be
good to have it fixed before the next release.

Thanks and kind regards

Thorsten Schäfer

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thorsten Schäfer" <thschaefer@gmx.de>
To: <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 1:12 PM
Subject: Contents-i386.gz missing on Debian 3.1 (Sarge) CD-ROMs

> Package: cdimage.debian.org
> Version: N/A
> Debian Release: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
> Architecture: i386
> Kernel: 2.6.8-2-k7
> The file Contents-i386.gz is missing on the installation DVDs/CDs for the
> current Debian 3.1 release.
> This doesn't affect the installation of a new Debian system, however it is
> not possible to use apt-file to search through the contents of the package
> database.
> Example:
> During the installation process or later via apt-cdrom / apt-setup
> installation CDs can be added to the /etc/apt/sources.list.If apt-file is
> installed and run via "apt-file update" to initialize the package
> database for apt-file it will report  an error message similar to the
> following:
> cp: cannot stat `/cdrom/dists/unstable/Contents-i386.gz': No such file or
> directory
> This happens because
> a) the file Contents-i386.gz is missing on the CDs/DVDs
> b) The entry in /etc/apt/sources.list is (incorrectly?) created with the
> component entry "unstable" instead of "sarge" via apt-cdrom/ apt-setup.
> Example:
> deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-1
> (20050607)]/ unstable contrib main
> The only workaround I found for now is to remove the "deb cdrom.." entry
> from /etc/apt/sources.list and to add an http/ftp installation source via
> apt-setup, then to run "apt-file
> update"The current testing version of Debian, Etch seems to have the same
> bug, the Contents-i386.gz is missing too.
> Please have a look if this can be fixed in Debian 3.1r3 and later.
> Thanks and kind regards
> Thorsten Schaefer

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