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Re: Test package apt repositories, and "Release" files.

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 02:19:50AM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 12:48:31AM -0800, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> > Just a reminder...  Will folks who place test packages in "apt"
> > repositories PLEASE put "Release" files in there along with "Packages"
> > and "Sources", so that we can use the man apt_preferences functionality
> > to "Pin" those test package repositories?
> Speaking as the maintainer of one of the two primary NetBSD port private
> repositories... is it possible to generate these properly, yet, in some
> sort of sane and automated fashion that doesn't require katie?
> And/or, has katie advanced to the point where mere mortals can actually get
> it installed and working without taking a 3D6 SAN loss?
> For all of it's limitations (and yes, I've failed to find time to patch it
> to fix many of those, like lack of coping with pools), debarchiver is still
> the only thing I've found that really copes with things and doesn't require
> someone to do a lot of support work before it will produce useful results.

I haven't tried it, but I've heard some positive feedback about
mini-dinstall.  Release file support is (on the) TODO list.

 - mdz

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