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Re: Packages from Potato

On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 03:25:51PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:

> > > The problem is that they probably don't want to mirror the whole potato
> > > tree, which is several GB of data, while only 132 packages upon thousands
> > > can be useful for woody...
> >
> >   Read what people tell you. You need to mirror every package listed in
> >   Packages file for having a complete Woody. If you do that, only those
> >   130 packages will be downloaded. You don't need at all the whole
> >   potato tree.
> Not all mirrors use debmirror... some only use mirror... there's nothing you 
> can do about that except sending complaining emails to all these mirrors, or 
> simply circumvent the whole problem by relocating these packages inside the 
> pool.

   1. Make a list of broken mirrors and send it to

   2. Packages file is the canonical place for packages in a
   distribution. If that file is not being parsed for getting packages,
   you can leave some out.

> By the way, the whole archive should be in the pool...

    Yes, once those packages has been upgraded or removed. There is
    currently a BSP behing held at #debian-bugs IRC channel at
    irc.freenode.org. if some of those packages has open grave bugs, go
    there fix the packages and get someone to NMU them.

  Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo

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