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Re: pu: package apt/

On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 21:08 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 20:06, Adam D. Barratt <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> wrote:
> > +  * apt-pkg/contrib/fileutl.cc:
> > +    - reorder the loaded filesize bytes for big endian (Closes: #612986)
> >
> > Do we know when this got broken?  It seems rather surprising that no one
> > at all would have noticed pdiffs being broken on at least three
> > architectures (mips, powerpc and sparc in squeeze, plus hppa in sid).
> pdiffs aren't affected in stable as they don't use FileSize. That was an
> addition after squeeze release, but made the bug very visible as pdiffs
> are enabled by default.

Ah, that would probably explain the lack of screaming pre-release
then. :-)

> Affected is the Acquire::GzipIndexes option (don't uncompress Packages
> files and co but use them directly: Saves space, decreases performance).
> Further more the method is used to check that the size of a file is not zero
> in various places, so we have just luck that zero is the same everywhere…

Thanks for the explanation.  Please feel free to go ahead with the



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