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Re: Which how to for apt-get repository on CentOS?

Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes@hal-pc.org> writes:

> Finally it works!
> The problem was that if you have a tag in the control file like
> Conflicts: with no value it will not warn you and will tell you (far)
> downstream that something is wrong with dependencies but that is all.
> So the problem was simply a Conflicts: with no values. Removed it and
> it all works now.
> Thanks to all for your patience and advice.
> -- IV

>>>> E: Problem parsing dependency Conflicts
>>>> E: Error occurred while processing astronaut-wv-server-beta (NewVersion1)
>>>> E: Problem with MergeList
>>>> /var/lib/apt/lists/
>>>> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Well, it did tell you about it.

You might want to file a bug on apt-get that it should be able to parse
this properly. An empty Conflicts entry is wrong but it violates the
mantra: Be strict in what you generate and flexible in what you accept.

Also whatever you used that generated the empty entry is buggy.


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