Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253170
apt-get source is broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:13 EST
I can no longer download source packages using "apt-get source". All I get back
is that the package cannot be found. apt-cache showsrc doesn't show it either.
Source package databases seem to be present. I get files of substantial size for
the repomd-src lines. I don't know how to manually verify them though.
Confirmed, it's something in the new sqlite-backend as forcing xml metadata
makes it work again. I'll look into it, most likely just a silly oversight
In the meanwhile, you can work around it by adding this in /etc/apt/apt.conf:
(PS: Don't forget to put me in the Cc when reassigning bugs :)
> In the meanwhile, you can work around it by adding this in /etc/apt/apt.conf:
> Acquire::RepoMD::NoDB "true";
Should this become the default until new upstream sources are available (or
perhaps a patch)? Or will you be faster fixing the bug than applying the
Fix is here - talk about a silly oversight :)
So, it'll be fixed in next upstream update at least, but of course we can patch
it into current fedora-devel package if it's seen important.
Fixed in next rawhide push via update to apt-0.5.15lorg3.93.
Pierre, thanks for noticing and reporting this!