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Re: Consens for `Filename: ' in Packages file?

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Heiko Schlittermann wrote:

> Hello,
> as maintaining the non-us ftp server and while trying to create an
> alternat debian-cd script I'm wondering about a consens regarding
> the Filename: header in the Packages file.  

The Filename header must refer to the path of the .deb file from the base
of the debian archive. That is, if I say a mirror is at
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian then adding the contents of the filename field
to the URL must give the location of the .deb.
non-us should technically have a field like:

Filename: dists/stable/non-us/binary-i386/pgp-i.deb

If anything else is done dselect will not work. I know this isn't ideal
but it is what we are stuck with :<

I would much prefer to have the Filename field be relative to the location
of the Package file, it would make mirroring small sections simpler. But
doing that will break dselect.


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