Mint repositories do not support apt-file search

Bug #898425 reported by MestreLion on 2011-12-01
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Linux Mint

Bug Description

Using apt-file search for files known to be in repositories do not work - files are never found

apt-file search
apt-file search linuxmint.png

(These can be confirmed with dpkg -S <filename> )

Investigating with apt-file purge && apt-file update lead me to this output:

Ignoring source without Contents File:

And the Contents file is indeed missing, not only from Julia but from all other releases. Browse and compare the repositories:



So, is it possible for Mint staff to generate these /dists/<release>/Contents-<arch>.gz files so apt-file search works again for our beloved mint packages?

(Mint 10 amd64 here, but from the links I assume all releases are affected...)

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in linuxmint:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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