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

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

Attached with also a override file.

>> > 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.

I can't use symlink with http, And there is no tool to make a spool
structure. If I want to do that a need to edit all my files by hand.


Attachment: apt-conf
Description: Binary data

Attachment: override.extra.unstable
Description: Binary data

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