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    SubjectRe: Linux Status For 2.3.x: v 2.3.43
    On Fri, Feb 11, 2000 at 12:03:14AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > Truncate races (Debian apt shows it nicely)
    > > I'm really curious what exactly this is?
    >
    >
    > Here is a sample: I've no idea why apt happens to be the great trigger
    > of this either.
    >
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    > > I've noticed, when I'm running either plain vanilla 2.3.39 or 2.3.40, upgrading
    > > a pile of debian packages thru apt (download via ftp, temporary spooling of
    > > the .deb in /var/apt/cache, then bulk installation of each .deb), the
    > > apt software stop on an error, due to a corruption of a freshly installed
    > > package file list (a file containing the full path of each file installed by
    > > a particular package).

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I'm the one having posted this message.
    Andrea Arcangeli made a patch to 2.3.42, its 2.3.42aa2.
    I haven't seen the corruption with apt since I'm running 2.3.42aa2 (6 days now)
    but debian activity has been slower now that potato is frozen, I've done only
    2 upgrades of woody in 6 days.
    I would say that previously, apt-get triggered the bug 50 to 70% of the time.
    And it's really subjective measurement actually...
    At least Andrea's patch didnt break more :-))

    Andrea's msg is '2.3.42 fs corruption', dated Fri 4 Feb 2000 17:24:37 +0100 (CET)


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