Re: Bug#126450: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#126450: apt: Puzzling behavior when package binary not available for architecture)
On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 11:12:34PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> Chris Tillman wrote:
> > No, actually, it doesn't. When one selects the download link from
> > packages.debian.org, it always constructs an i386 link. I have to
> > change the link manually to the architecture I need.
> You should email the debian-www team and ask them about that, it might be
> that i386 is the only link because that's the only arch it is avaiable
No, this is a long-known bug in packages.debian.org (e.g. #21620).
> > based on the architecture I'm running. I don't understand why this
> > would take additional index space; the architecture is just
> Because if a package does not exist on a given architecture it is not
> idexed at all, and the indexes only contain data for a single arch. It is
> not possible to tell which arch's a particular package is available for
> with just the standard index data.
I was under the impression that Chris was asking for more information to
be displayed about what APT is *currently* trying to download in order
to help the user track down problems, not about the architectures for
which a package is available. Being more verbose about the current
action doesn't require extra indexing.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]