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 <me@brandonholtsclaw.com>; Source for apt-mirror is src:apt-mirror.

Reported by: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@gmail.com>

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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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, marcelo.magallon@gmail.com, Brandon Holtsclaw <me@brandonholtsclaw.com>:
Bug#601892; Package apt-mirror. (Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to marcelo.magallon@gmail.com, Brandon Holtsclaw <me@brandonholtsclaw.com>. (Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
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

Hi,

 apt-mirror(1) partially reads:

COMMENTS
       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.
[...]
CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES
       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 http://example.com/debian stable main contrib
       non-free

       Arch Specific: ( many other arch's are supported )
       deb-powerpc http://example.com/debian stable main contrib
       non-free

       HTTP and FTP Auth or non-standard port: deb
       http://user:pass@example.com:8080/debian stable main
       contrib non-free

       Source Mirroring: deb-src http://example.com/debian 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
 directory.

 Thanks,

 Marcelo

-- 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 <kurt@roeckx.be> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:04:52 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

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