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Re: APT-GET Repositories for FC4

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:53:17 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:

> > On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 04:23:56 +0000, André Alves wrote:
> > 
> > > I've already installed apt package with yum (yum install apt) and I need
> > > others repositories because the one how came with apt does not work yet.
> > > Anyone knows others?
> > 
> > This has been covered before, see list archives. E.g. Matthias
> > Saou at freshrpms.net also mirrors Core and Extras in an Apt repository:
> > 
> >   http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/4/i386/
> > 
> > To "fix" the broken mirror-select stuff in Fedora Extras' apt, there
> > is an update already, which you may need to install with yum or rpm.
> > 
> What got fixed?

See package changelog: rpm --query --changelog apt | less

  * Wed Jun 22 2005 Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> - 0.5.15cnc7-6
  - Drop fedora.us GPG key and vendors.list entry.
  - Remove mirror list stuff (#161042).
  - Drop no longer needed explicit python-abi dependency.

> I installed the update, ran "apt-get mirror-select",
> and got "E: Invalid operation mirror-select".  A total uninstall and
> reinstall of apt still generates the same error message.

No time to try and reproduce that, so if you are sure about it,
maybe adding a comment to bug #161042 will yield a response.
Maybe you need to clean up in /etc/apt/*, especially your
sources lists.

> After reading
> the archives of the Fedora 4 test list my take is that the Fedora
> folks will not fix mirror-select. 

Wrong.  Leaving it the mirror-select stuff was an accident. For FC3,
download.fedora.us provided an apt repository. With FC4, this was
discontinued, but the apt package was not reconfigured.

> Their position is that a)  there are
> no apt-get mirrors or b) they cannot legally reference available
> apt-get repos.

a) is wrong [see information in the mail you replied to],
b) is correct.

Michael Schwendt <mschwendt users sf net>
Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz) - Linux 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
loadavg: 1.64 1.81 1.86

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