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Re: bad archive handling

"Shot (Piotr Szotkowski)" <shot@hot.pl> writes:

> Hello.
> Sven Luther:
>> No the real solution to this is to have the archive software accept
>> multiple copies of a same package, and not remove the older arch:all
>> packages when there are still arch:any package from the same source
>> package in the archive.
> But the original problem (from debian-gtk-gnome) wasn't that the archive
> deletes the older versions (it doesn't), but that the client-side
> program wants the *newest* versions of packages.

Which is true but not the problem at all.

> gnome-applets-data_2.8.1.1-3_all.deb was in the archive when
> gnome-applets_2.8.1.1-3_ia64.deb was the newest gnome-applets
> for ia64, but gnome-applets-data_2.8.1.1-4_all.deb was there *already*,
> and so apt didn't want to get the older, -3 gnome-applets-data.

The question is no what is in the archive but what is listed in the
Packages file (as the highest version but there is always only one in

> gnome-applets and gnome-applets-data must be the same version, but
> from the ia64's point of view the newest gnome-applets was -3 and
> the newest gnome-applets-data was -4. It's apt who should have requested
> gnome-applets-data -3 istead of breaking. Archive was ok all the time.

The newest and the only one in that distribution. 'apt-get install
gnome-applets-data=' would not have worked.

> Cheers,
> -- Shot
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