Bug 447284 - apt-rpm fails to download a package, yum succeeds
Summary: apt-rpm fails to download a package, yum succeeds
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://repo.calcforge.org/fedora/
Depends On: 512518
Blocks: 1762976
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-19 10:15 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2019-10-17 23:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:31:37 UTC
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Description Kevin Kofler 2008-05-19 10:15:41 UTC
Description of problem:

The Fedora 8 apt fails to download ktigcc-1.09-2.i386 from the CalcForge 
Fedora 8 repository:
[root@localhost ~]# apt-get install ktigcc
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   ktigcc (1.09-2)
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 482kB of archives.
After unpacking 1349kB of additional disk space will be used.
Err http://repo.calcforge.org 8/i386/ ktigcc 1.09-2
  404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://repo.calcforge.org/fedora//8/i386//./location_href  404 
Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try 
with --fix-missing?

The same package downloads and installs just fine using yum (yum-3.2.8-2.fc8). 
I have tried regenerating the repodata on the server (I control the 
repository) from scratch, that didn't help.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install:
or set the repository up by hand:
repomd http://repo.calcforge.org/fedora/ $(VERSION)/$(ARCH)/
GPG key:
2. apt-get update
3. apt-get install ktigcc

Actual results:
Failed to fetch http://repo.calcforge.org/fedora//8/i386//./location_href  404 
Not Found

Expected results:
The correct URL is used and the download succeeds.

Additional info:
This sounds like an issue with the SQLite metadata. If that matters, the 
repodata was generated with:
on a CentOS 5 machine (the server). The yum, yum-metadata-parser and 
createrepo builds are custom backports because the versions included in CentOS 
5 are too old to generate the SQLite metadata for Fedora 8. They correspond to 
the Fedora SRPMs with the same version number and release. The sqlite and 
python-sqlite RPMs are the stock CentOS 5 ones.

Comment 1 Axel Thimm 2008-05-20 15:21:20 UTC
Reassigning bugs that have upstream character.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:44:12 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '8'.

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Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-11-26 11:14:46 UTC
Hmmm, I need to retest. I've mostly given up on apt-rpm given the current bustage (like Synaptic not working at all in F9) though. :-(

Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2008-12-23 10:36:28 UTC
FWIW, can't reproduce on F10 with apt-0.5.15lorg3.95-0.git416.1.fc11 from rawhide.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:31:37 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2014-06-09 20:19:38 UTC
Clearing NEEDINFO, this was closed WONTFIX eons ago.

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