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Re: [Release Notes] Use Woody's or Sarge's aptitude for upgrades?

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 07:28:05AM -0500, Bill Allombert wrote:
> retitle 309357 woody aptitude update can fail
> quit
> On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 01:45:14PM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> > On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 05:58:24PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > > Long version:
> > > The current version of the release notes tells users to (simplified):
> > > 1. apt-get install aptitude
> > > 2. change the /etc/apt/sources.list to point to "stable"
> > > 3. aptitude update
> > In my test a few days ago I had to use apt-get update because of a bug
> > in aptitude which refused to update the files from the new source. I'm
> > not sure if this was only because I also changed to an other mirror. 
> > 
> > I'd change the release notes to tell users to do apt-get update to work
> > around this bug in woodys aptitude.
> This is bug #309357, though I cannot reproduce the problem with my
> setup (with neither aptitude nor

I just downgraded to aptitude and apt 0.5.4 (on the upgraded
sarge system) and can reproduce this bug. If I change the lines back to
woody in sources.list aptitude update fails while apt-get update succeeds.

aptitude and apt from sarge don't have this bug. 


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