odd dpkg-ftp behavior
I sent this out with the wrong subject last time, sorry.
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Britton wrote:
> I am having some trouble getting dpkg-ftp to work installing hamm. I have
> included some stuff from a dpkg-ftp session (run from dselect) below, in
> case anyone can see the problem:
> Getting Packages files...(stop with ^C)
> Connecting to ftp.debian.org...
> Login as anonymous...
> Setting transfer mode to binary...
> Cd to /debian...
> Getting Packages file from dists/unstable/main/binary-i386...
> Getting Packages file from dists/unstable/non-free/binary-i386...
> Getting Packages file from dists/unstable/contrib/binary-i386...
> It is a good idea to clear the available list of old packages.
> However if you have only downloaded a Package files from non-main
> distributions you might not want to do this.
> Do you want to clear available list [y]: n
> Updating available packages info, using Packages.dists_unstable_main.
> Information about 1439 package(s) was updated.
> Updating available packages info, using Packages.dists_unstable_non-free.
> Information about 222 package(s) was updated.
> Updating available packages info, using Packages.dists_unstable_contrib.
> Information about 70 package(s) was updated.
> Processing status file...
> Processing Package files...
> Couldn't find packages file for dists/unstable/main distribution (re-run
> Couldn't find packages file for dists/unstable/non-free distribution
> (re-run Update)
> Couldn't find packages file for dists/unstable/contrib distribution
> (re-run Update)
> Constructing list of files to get...
> Approximate total space required: 0k
> Available space in debian: 1308263k
> Nothing to get.
> Processing downloaded files...(for corrupt/old/partial)
> Do you want to install the files fetched [y]:
> Installing files...
> dpkg: searched, but found no packages (files matching *.deb)
> DPKG ERROR
> Do you wish to delete the installed package (.deb) files? [y]:
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