Debian Bug report logs - #692111
wrong contents files in place (breaks firmware package selection in live-build)

Package: ftp.debian.org; Maintainer for ftp.debian.org is Debian FTP Master <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>;

Reported by: Debian-live mailing list <debian-live@lists.debian.org>

Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:42:04 UTC

Severity: serious

Done: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>

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From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Debian-live mailing list <debian-live@lists.debian.org>
Subject: wrong contents files in place (breaks firmware package selection in live-build)
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:39:20 +0100
Package: ftp.debian.org
Owner: debian-live@lists.debian.org
Severity: serious

It used to be that dists/$codename/Contents-$arch.gz is a concatenation
of all dists/$codename/$archive_area/Contents-$arch.gz.

For some reason, i just found out that now
dists/$codename/Contents-$arch.gz is merely a copy of
dists/$codename/main/Contents-$arch.gz, so basically *not* including the
contrib and non-free contents anymore.

This breaks live-build as it tries to deduce the list of firmware
packages to include for the unofficial 'firmware images'.

I can't think of a good explenation why this change would make sense, so
i guess it's just a bug and i'd be happy if you could look into it and
fix it.

-- 
Address:        Daniel Baumann, Donnerbuehlweg 3, CH-3012 Bern
Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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From: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>
To: Debian-live mailing list <debian-live@lists.debian.org>, 692111@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#692111: wrong contents files in place (breaks firmware package selection in live-build)
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:11:59 +0100
Control: noowner -1

On 11/02/2012 11:39 AM, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Owner: debian-live@lists.debian.org

"The owner of a bug claims responsibility for fixing it."[1] I don't
think you mean this.

  [1] <http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control#owner>

> It used to be that dists/$codename/Contents-$arch.gz is a concatenation
> of all dists/$codename/$archive_area/Contents-$arch.gz.
> 
> For some reason, i just found out that now
> dists/$codename/Contents-$arch.gz is merely a copy of
> dists/$codename/main/Contents-$arch.gz, so basically *not* including the
> contrib and non-free contents anymore.

Yes, dists/$codename/Contents-$arch.gz is now a symlink to
main/Contents-$arch.gz.  We do not want to duplicate ~12*24 MB of
information.

I think this was changed in b36379705f3f2a52788ad19cf1da339c4edf339d
back in March 2011 and announced in [2]. Note that the compatibility
symlinks will be removed once squeeze moved to archive.d.o.

  [2] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/03/msg00015.html>

> This breaks live-build as it tries to deduce the list of firmware
> packages to include for the unofficial 'firmware images'.

Then please use all of {main,contrib,non-free}/Contents-*.gz.

Ansgar




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Message #17 received at 692111@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>
Cc: Debian-live mailing list <debian-live@lists.debian.org>, 692111@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#692111: wrong contents files in place (breaks firmware package selection in live-build)
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:41:34 +0100
On 11/02/2012 12:11 PM, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> I think this was changed in b36379705f3f2a52788ad19cf1da339c4edf339d
> back in March 2011 and announced in [2]. Note that the compatibility
> symlinks will be removed once squeeze moved to archive.d.o.

ftr it's not "compatibility" if you change the content of it to
something else.

-- 
Address:        Daniel Baumann, Donnerbuehlweg 3, CH-3012 Bern
Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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Message #22 received at 692111-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>
To: Debian-live mailing list <debian-live@lists.debian.org>
Cc: 692111-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#692111: wrong contents files in place (breaks firmware package selection in live-build)
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:43:42 +0100
Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> writes:
> On 11/02/2012 12:11 PM, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> I think this was changed in b36379705f3f2a52788ad19cf1da339c4edf339d
>> back in March 2011 and announced in [2]. Note that the compatibility
>> symlinks will be removed once squeeze moved to archive.d.o.
>
> ftr it's not "compatibility" if you change the content of it to
> something else.

Well, it continues to work for packages in main.  For other components
one has need to use the new location.

Anyway, as I said earlier we don't want to duplicate the information so
I am closing this bug.

Ansgar



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