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Bug#231260: apt-ftparchive breaks debmirror with broken packages files

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 08:19:45AM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
> > That packages file looks broken.  What command was used to generate it?
> apt-ftparchive generate apt-conf

Obviously I need to see the configuration file in that case.

> > Why are files under dists/stable being fed to apt-ftparchive when generating
> > a Packages file for dists/unstable?
> Because these packages are provided in binary form and are too big to be
> packaged for each distribution. This eat my web space for nothing.

This still doesn't make sense.  There are much better ways to do this.  You
can use a pool structure like the Debian archive, or you can use symlinks.

 - mdz

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