[Bug 3544] New: Debian packages in wrong layout, and outdated

Wine Bugs wine-bugs at winehq.org
Mon Oct 10 23:48:22 CDT 2005


           Summary: Debian packages in wrong layout, and outdated
           Product: Wine
           Version: 20050725
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: wine-ports
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: jbj at image.dk

The packages collection in Debian (.deb) format at http://www.sourceforge.net/apt/
cannot be installed directly because the index files and directory layout do not
follow the correct syntax, resulting in 404 http errors when trying to install them.

The apt installer system requires a specific layout of the directories below
whatever URL you choose (currently http://www.sourceforge.net/apt/), but
unfortunately this layout is not followed.  Basically, the directory layout must
be the same as in the official Debian archives at
    http://ftp.xx.debian.org/debian  (replace xx by a country code such as de)
except that there will be a lot fewer programs (4 rather than 6000).

Additionally, the page at winehq.com describing how to configure your system to
use that apt package is all but useless: apt takes its configuration from a file
in a specific syntax, but you only provide a screen shot of how things might be
selected in one of the less popular GUI front ends.  You need to provide the
correct line to place in /etc/apt/sources.list as this is the generic fact
common to all front ends.  While you are at it, be sure to state the date when
the text of the page was last valid, so users are not left guessing if this page
applies to the situation in the year 2005 or in the year 2001.

And of cause the packages currently on the web page are 2 snapshots behind the
source release.

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