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Re: apt 0.6 in experimental

On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 02:01:29PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> apt 0.6.8 seems to have problems parsing the d-i Release file. This
> breaks the build of the debian-installer source package:
> Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [197B]
> Get:2 http://http.us.debian.org unstable Release [34.1kB]
> Get:3 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main/debian-installer Packages [20.7kB]
> Fetched 55.0kB in 1s (47.8kB/s)
> Reading Package Lists... Error!
> E: Unable to parse package file /home/joey/src/d-i/build/apt.udeb/state/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_Release (1)
> The relevant sources.list is:
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main/debian-installer
> (Do not put this in /etc/apt! The easiest way to reproduce is to build
> the abovementioned source package.)
> apt 0.6.4 does not seem to have this problem; nor does 0.5.17.

I get this problem with "normal" sources too, that is, unstable and
experimental (main in both cases), so I think this is a general problem
with apt 0.6.8's package-file parsing.

Using apt 0.6.8:

euwe:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://ftp.se.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [197B]
Get:2 http://ftp.se.debian.org experimental Release.gpg [197B]
Get:3 http://ftp.se.debian.org unstable Release [34.1kB]
Get:4 http://ftp.se.debian.org experimental Release [21.6kB]
Hit http://ftp.se.debian.org unstable/main Packages   
Hit http://ftp.se.debian.org unstable/main Sources
Hit http://ftp.se.debian.org experimental/main Packages
Hit http://ftp.se.debian.org experimental/main Sources
Fetched 56.0kB in 0s (80.5kB/s)
Reading Package Lists... Error!
E: Unable to parse package file
/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.se.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_Release (1)
E: Problem opening
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Regards: David Weinehall
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