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Re: dselect installs only main distribution not non-free

Christian Leutloff <leutloff@abraxas.tng.Oche.DE> writes:

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> bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > I think you have to tell dselect where non-free and contrib are so that it
> > can find their Packages files. It asks about this when you choose an access
> > method.
> yes, that's right. I've checked the directories again. Dselect finds
> the apropritiate Packages files it reports 980 files in base, 20-80 in
> each section contrib, non-free and local (non-us). But no file is
> installed from there.
> I've checked Access CD-ROM and a previosly mounted directory. But
> after checking the main distribution the installation process stops
> 8-(
> Can someone else check this behavior, please?
> (It's likely that an install through ftp works fine - I can't remember
> exactly)
> Any ideas??
> Bye
>   Christian

--- install.orig        Thu Dec  5 07:37:33 1996
+++ install     Wed Apr 16 01:47:54 1997
@@ -139,6 +139,7 @@
 print "\nProcessing Package files...\n";
 my $dist;
 foreach $dist (@dists) {
+    $dist =~ tr/\//_/;
     my $fn = "Packages.$dist";
     if (-f $fn) {
        print " $dist...\n";

The patch is for /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/ftp and works if I use
following line while updating:

stable hamm/contrib hamm/non-free unstable

Patch is courtesy Tomislav Vujec <Tomislav.Vujec@CARNet.hr>.

I didn't bother to patch other access methods since I use only ftp
method, but it shouldn't be so hard.
Posted by Zlatko Calusic           E-mail: <Zlatko.Calusic@CARNet.hr>
	Famous last words - Jesus Christ: Father, beam me up.

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