Debian Bug report logs - #601892
apt-mirror's configuration file is not properly documented

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Package: apt-mirror; Maintainer for apt-mirror is Brandon Holtsclaw <>; Source for apt-mirror is src:apt-mirror.

Reported by: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <>

Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:54:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: jessie, sid, squeeze, upstream, wheezy

Found in version apt-mirror/0.4.8-3

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Bug#601892; Package apt-mirror. (Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: apt-mirror's configuration file is not properly documented
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:30:12 -0600
Package: apt-mirror
Version: 0.4.8-3
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream squeeze sid


 apt-mirror(1) partially reads:

       apt-mirror uses /etc/apt/mirror.list as a configuration
       file.  By default it is tuned to official Debian or Ubuntu
       mirrors. Change it for your needs.

       After you setup the configuration file you may run as root:

           # su - apt-mirror -c apt-mirror

       Or uncomment line in /etc/cron.d/apt-mirror to enable
       daily mirror updates.
       The mirror.list configuration supports many options, the
       file is well commented explinging each option.  here are
       some sample mirror configuration lines showing the various
       supported ways :

       Normal: deb stable main contrib

       Arch Specific: ( many other arch's are supported )
       deb-powerpc stable main contrib

       HTTP and FTP Auth or non-standard port: deb stable main
       contrib non-free

       Source Mirroring: deb-src stable
       main contrib non-free

 Essentially what that says is that the default
 /etc/apt/mirror.list file *is* the only documentation provided
 with the package.  If the user changes it "too much", the
 documentation is lost.

 Can you provide a readme or a manpage for the configuration
 file?  Worst case: copy the default file to the examples



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages apt-mirror depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.112+nmu1 add and remove users and groups
ii  perl                          5.10.1-15  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-modules                  5.10.1-15  Core Perl modules
ii  wget                          1.12-2.1   retrieves files from the web

apt-mirror recommends no packages.

apt-mirror suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/apt/mirror.list changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from Kurt Roeckx <> to (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:04:52 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) jessie. Request was from Julien Cristau <> to (Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:41:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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