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Re: apt 0.6 in experimental

An old issue that resurfaced, now that APT 0.6 entered Testing:

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 11:24:33 -0800, mdz wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 23:38, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > Oh. Also, you're expected to have entries for the md5sum & size
> > > of the uncompressed Packages files *even if you only distribute the
> > > compressed versions*. That's quite important for debootstrap's caching,
> > > and possibly apt's.
> apt-ftparchive probably ought to automate this, but for now, it's easiest to
> just keep an uncompressed Packages file around.  Then, apt-ftparchive will
> add an entry for it to Release automagically.

I would rather avoid keeping an uncompressed Packages file around, thus
I would really be grateful if apt-ftparchive did the above on its own.

Martin-Éric Racine

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