Packages file for Etch corrupt?
I was creating a debian mirror with debmirror (creates the mirror by
downloading the Packages-file and then all packages mentioned by it) and
it failed. I tried to evaluate this a little further, and I found out
that several files, which are in Etch's Packages file, were missing on
the mirrors. The funny thing is, that these files are referenced by
packages.debian.org, and also get a file not found error. I tried this
with the following file as an example:
If you select to download this file on a mirror, it fails with a 404.
But this file is mentioned in the Packages file:
$ wget -O - -q "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2" | bzcat | grep loop-aes-modules-2.6.18-4
It seems, that these files are refenecing the old kernel 2.6.18-4, but
what to do from then on is not clear to me.
This error at leasts concerns main and contrib sections in etch on
architectures amd64, i386 and powerpc.