Re: weekly-builds 14.11.2011: apt-cdrom add fails
2011/11/17, Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:45:41AM +0100, Andrey Gursky wrote:
>>2011/11/17, Steve McIntyre <email@example.com>:
>>> Looks like a bug in apt, as far as I can see - pkgTagFile::Resize()
>>> has a hard-coded internal maximum buffer size of 1MiB, and
>>> Translation-da.bz2 decompresses to 1134737 bytes. It's the first file
>>> in dists/wheezy/main/i18n that crosses that threshold, hence it's the
>>> one listed in the error message.
>>> Andrey, you *may* be able to work around this problem by specifying
>>> just the languages you want using Acquire::Languages in apt.conf. I've
>>> not been able to test that myself yet.
>>Steve, thanks for your quickly response! Here is the default config:
>># apt-config dump | grep Acquire::Languages
>>It seems no translations except English one should be acquired at all.
>>Even if I call
>>#apt-cdrom -oAcquire::Languages="en" add
>>I get the error. Could apt-cdrom ignore the option?
> Not sure, I'm afraid.
>>apt 0.8.15.9 for i386 compiled on Oct 14 2011 11:44:58
>>> Um, folks - I think this is likely to be a show-stopper for putting
>>> translated description files on CD/DVD. Help! :-/ As to why we've not
>>> seen this in the archive yet, I don't know...
>>I thought it would be the first time the translation file was updated
>>to be more than 1 MB, but not and there are even more bigger bz2 files
>>(-de, -it, -uk).
>>I haven't yet updated my amd64 DVD image (07.11.2011). There is no
>>dists/wheezy/i18n directory yet. So the last image is the first one
>>including the i18n.
> This week's CDs/DVDs are the first to include the translated
> description files, as I just implemented the support last weekend. :-)
For now I've workarounded this with unionfs by removing the i18n.