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Bug#158118: Updated Release file is not recognized until Packages is updated

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:50:13AM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:07:54AM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 05:28:34PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Changing the severity will not change anything in my eyes; anyone who is
> > > interested in fixing it is welcome to submit a documentation patch at any
> > > time.
> > 
> > Before documenting the behaviour - what is the reason for this ?
> I can't say; I didn't write it.  It does significantly reduce the number of
> requests in the (common) case where no Packages files have changed.  A
> Release file appearing out of nowhere is a rare case; normally Release must
> change any time that Packages changes.

Well, yes - apart maybe from the case where one is experimenting with it.

Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com>                 http://www.alcove.com/
Technical support manager                Responsable de l'assistance technique
Senior Free-Software Consultant          Consultant senior en Logiciels Libres
Debian developer (dirson@debian.org)                        Développeur Debian

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