[Aptitude-devel] Bug#708345: aptitude: Aptitude fails to download changelogs for many packages

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed May 15 09:30:06 UTC 2013

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On 15 May 2013 16:45, Ralf Jung <post at ralfj.de> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version:
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> for around a month now, aptitude fails to download changelogs for many packages,
> including most (of not all) packages which have been updated since then.

Download fails for all changelogs due to relocation of data on debian
web sites.  You notice that "changelog" works for some packages
because aptitude will use the local copy when it is the most recent.

> First
> I suspected this a bug in the Debian websites, but according to the BTS [1] [2],
> these have been fixed, and indeed the links on packages.qa.debian.org and
> packages.debian.org work fine. Aptitude however uses a disfunctional URL.

For a long time changelogs are accessible under
http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/.  As indicated by the new PTS
links these are now under
http://ftp-master.metadata.debian.org/changelogs/ and, unfortunately,
not using a compatible path.  Had the paths been compatible you could
workaround by setting Apt::Changelogs::Server in apt.conf.

As the structure of the old URIs is hardcoded in many places,
hopefully the old paths will be setup to redirect soon.

Anyway, confirming as path construction in aptitude must be fixed.


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