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Re: Packages.bz2, Sources.bz2, Contents-*.bz2, oh my

On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 08:38:57PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 12:29:15PM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 09:20:57AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > my debian/dists/unstable/Release file contains 
> > > [...]
> > if i edit the Release file and get rid of all references to other
> > (non-i386) architectures, then it works perfectly.
> apt doesn't ever look at that Release file; debootstrap is the only
> thing that uses it.
> apt only looks at the binary-*/Release files, and they all only cover
> a single arch these days.

i found out what the problem was yesterday.

a previous debmirror run had created debian/dists/unstable/Release as a
symlink pointing to debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/Release, so
apt ended up reading the wrong contents.

i removed the symlink and ran debmirror again.  problem solved.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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