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Re: Problems with testing

On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 02:26:35PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   What do you get if you type "dpkg -s apt" and
> Hmmm, this could be the source of the problem!
> I'm using an inofficial apt because there was a problem with our firewall.
> It is:
> ~> dpkg -s apt
> Package: apt
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: standard
> Section: base
> Installed-Size: 1872
> Maintainer: APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>
> Version: 0.4.8
> Replaces: libapt-pkg-doc (<< 0.3.7), libapt-pkg-dev (<< 0.3.7)
> Provides: libapt-pkg3.1
> Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libstdc++2.10
> Suggests: dpkg-dev
> Perhaps I should ask Jason Gunthorpe if he has a backport which fixes
> the following problem also in apt-0.3.19:
> > APT 0.4.8 has the fix, it should work. You proxy server is stripping
> > content-length headers. Tsk Tsk
> > You can get it for i386 potato at:
> > deb http://people.debian.org/~jgg apt/
> Curiousely enough I'm using apt-0.4.8 on several potato machines
> without any problem.

If all you need is debconf to work with apt-0.4.x ...

apt-get source debconf
cd debconf-x.x.xx
vi apt/Makefile

change CXXFLAGS at top of Makefile so it includes this:

fakeroot debian/rules binary
cd ../
dpkg -i debconf_x.x.xx*deb

Problem solved.

Been running this way for months, keep an eye on changes to debconf
however, Joey H updates it quite frequently.


Gordon Sadler

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