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

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> retitle 231260 [tagfile] Rewriting the same field more than once outputs duplicate fields
> severity 231260 wishlist
> thanks
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:27:04AM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:
>> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
>> >> apt-ftparchive generate apt-conf
>> >
>> > Obviously I need to see the configuration file in that case.
>> Attached with also an override file.
> You're trying to override the Filename field?  Why?  If I understand what

Because I'm short with my web space and with that I save 53 MB.

> you are doing correctly, you should use FileList instead.

But my repository is too big for that (198 packages without the sources)
and without any tools I need to edit FileList for three
distributions. Completely unmanageable.


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