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

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 06:07:33PM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
> > 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.

No, with that you break the tools.  There are much easier ways to get the
same file listed in multiple Packages files, which don't break things.

> > 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.

I don't understand.  Your repository is too big for what?  What do you mean,
without any tools?

You already have a list of the additional filenames in the override file you
sent.  Instead of using an override file, add those files to
apt-ftparchive's list of package files using FileList and let it scan them
in the normal way.

 - mdz

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