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Re: missing files in mirrors



On Wed, Oct 28, 1998 at 05:00:28PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On 28 Oct 1998, Paul Stevens wrote:
> 
> > 
> > O.k. so debian mirrors are the way to go. But I find that it is
> > increasingly hard to track the unstable tree from one of them. 
> > 
> > I generally use ftp.de.debian.org since it's the closest primary
> > mirror but even there I find that packages are often missing even
> > though they are mentioned in the Package files. 
> > 
> > For instance, I just tried to install 'fetchmail' and found apt-get
> > complaining about 'no such file or directory'. So I checked by hand to 
> > see if there was an older version on the mirror-site, but found that
> > there was no fetchmail there at all. (?)
> > 
> > Perhaps someone could explain to me the procedure followed by the
> > mirrors.  Until then, I'm pretty much forced to use the master site,
> > alas.
> The wordnet packages are a further example for a failing search.
> I wanted to check if my upload was successful.  On ftp.debian.org
> all files where on the right place but on ftp.de.debian.org ALL
> wordnet packages where missing the new ones AND the old ones.
> I tried ftp.au.debian.org with the same result.
> 
i had similar problems with a lot of packages when downloading debian/slink/ppc
from ftp.de.debain.org.

the miising packages i noticed where lot of x stuff (in particular the symlink
		to all/xbase was missing).

Friendly,

Sven LUTHER


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