[Bug 1038961] Update Released
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Maximum override line length is too short
Status in “apt” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “apt” source package in Lucid:
Status in “apt” source package in Precise:
[Impact] The Launchpad publisher is producing malformed Task lines in Packages files, which has the potential to cause image builds to be incomplete.
[Test Case] Grab the extra-override input files from the primary archive and try to run apt-ftparchive using them (perhaps cut down to include just the longest lines). It should avoid emitting "Malformed override" messages and should produce non-truncated Task lines in Packages files.
[Regression Potential] Barring toolchain bugs, any regressions should be confined to apt-ftparchive. (But this change is very simple, so I'm not especially worried.)
We see quite a few messages like this from the publisher:
W: Malformed override /srv/launchpad.net/ubuntu-archive/ubuntu-
overrides/override.quantal.extra.main line 14628 #2
These correspond to override lines that are too long. This example
libmng1/powerpc Task ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-usb, kubuntu-desktop,
kubuntu-active-desktop, kubuntu-active, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-
desktop-kde, edubuntu-usb, xubuntu-desktop, mythbuntu-frontend,
mythbuntu-frontend, mythbuntu-desktop, mythbuntu-backend-slave,
mythbuntu-backend-slave, mythbuntu-backend-master, mythbuntu-backend-
master, ubuntustudio-generation, ubuntustudio-video, ubuntustudio-
audio-plugins, ubuntustudio-publishing, ubuntustudio-photography,
This carries over into truncated Task fields in Packages files.
Override::ReadOverride currently has "char Line", which is the
cause of this. Ideally, this code would handle arbitrary-length
lines. However, in practice, the maximum line length we're seeing in
quantal is 594, so simply doubling this to 1000 would do nicely for
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