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Bug#361237: marked as done (apt: apt fails to parse huge line in unstable sources info)



Your message dated Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:45:57 +0300
with message-id <48FF3CA5.7000907@gmail.com>
and subject line closing #361234
has caused the Debian Bug report #361234,
regarding apt: apt fails to parse huge line in unstable sources info
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Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: important


-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux betty.it.uc3m.es 2.6.15.4 #11 PREEMPT Fri Mar 31 18:52:16
CEST 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Versions of the packages apt depends on:
hi  libc6          2.1.3-25       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone d
ata
ii  libstdc++2.10  2.95.4-22      The GNU stdc++ library


% sudo apt-get source glpk
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Need to get 1026kB of source archives.
E: Unable to parse package file
/var/lib/apt/lists/www.uk.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_source_Sources
(1)
E: Tried to dequeue a fetching object
E: Tried to dequeue a fetching object
E: Tried to dequeue a fetching object
betty:/tmp%


The culprit is the huge line about 89700 lines into the file:

  Package: linux-2.6
  Binary: linux-image-2.6-k7 .... (masses and masses) ....
  Version: 2.6.16-5

Cutting that line to some shorter length works.  I didn't test to see
what the limit was.

betty:/tmp% sudo apt-get source glpk
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Need to get 1026kB of source archives.
Get:1 http://www.uk.debian.org testing/main glpk 4.9-1 (dsc) [544B]
Get:2 http://www.uk.debian.org testing/main glpk 4.9-1 (tar) [1018kB]
Get:3 http://www.uk.debian.org testing/main glpk 4.9-1 (diff) [7177B]
Fetched 3B in 0s (12B/s)
Skipping unpack of already unpacked source in glpk-4.9
betty:/tmp%


Peter


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Version: 0.6.43.3

The bug is fixed at least in this version, see bug thread.

-- 
Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF

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