Re: pu: package apt/0.8.10.3+squeeze1
On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 21:08 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 20:06, Adam D. Barratt <email@example.com> 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
> 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