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Re: apt with index diff support

On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 01:33:29PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Michael Vogt <mvo@debian.org> wrote:
> The remapping features seems not to work with deb-src entries.
> ----------------
> (SID)ametzler@argenau:/tmp$ apt-get -o APT::URL-Remap::http://merkel.debian.org/~aba/debian/=http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/ source efax
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Need to get 114kB of source archives.
> Err http://merkel.debian.org sid/main efax 1:0.9a-15 (dsc)
>   404 Not Found
> [...]
> Failed to fetch http://merkel.debian.org/~aba/debian/pool/main/e/efax/efax_0.9a-15.dsc  404 Not Found
> [...]
> E: Failed to fetch some archives.

It's a known issue that URL-Remap only works for binary packages.

It shouldn't be hard to extend it for source packages as well. But I
wonder if it is worth the efford. Once the index diffs are supported
on the normal debian server the URL-Remap code will go away again.


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