Re: Creating Packages for partial mirror of testing
Goswin Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >>>>> " " == Olaf Meeuwissen <email@example.com> writes:
> > Dear all, I've started a partial local mirror of testing. So
> > far so good, but now I'm wondering how I would create a
> > Packages file for the mirror. Note that the mirror is kept on
> > a straight potato machine (2.2r2 and security updates as of
> > today).
> > I know how to do this for stable/potato, but since testing uses
> > pools I'm ... er, well, a bit in the dark so to say. Any
> > clueful folks out here that can shed some light?
> You mean you mirror only part of the debs for one architecture?
I mean I only mirror a part of ftp.debian.org and non-us.debian.org :-)
> If so, I would suggest you take the original Packages files and cut
> out the relevant parts and cat them together in a new Packages file.
I guess I could, but that assumes the Packages file is in sync with my
partial mirror. Right now I'm mirroring semi-automagically (our proxy
ain't playing nice :-()so that is not always the case.
The problem is that with dpkg-scanpackages packages in the pool are
not included in the output.
> If you mirror only some architectures and only testing, testing has
> its own Packages.gz files for each arch, nothing changes there.
> Please use debian-mirror from sid and report any changes you would
> like to see.
Hm, I'd rather keep the mirror machine on stable lest testing/unstable
have a surprise coming up ;-)
Olaf Meeuwissen Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development