apt-file: does not support https transport

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Wed Jan 28 08:09:40 UTC 2009

Package: apt-file
Version: 2.1.0
Severity: normal

Whenever I call sudo apt-file update or apt-file search foo, I get
W: Don't know how to handle https: No such file or directory
because I have an unofficial repo for myself which I, like every-
thing, make available via https. For apt-get, it works.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500, 'hardy-proposed'), (500, 'hardy-backports'), (500, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-23-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages apt-file depends on:
ii  curl                     7.18.0-1ubuntu2 Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or 
ii  libapt-pkg-perl          0.1.21build3    Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii  libconfig-file-perl      1.41-1          Parses simple configuration files
ii  liblist-moreutils-perl   0.21-1          Addition list functions not found 
ii  menu                     2.1.38ubuntu2   generates programs menu for all me
ii  perl                     5.8.8-12        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  wget                     1.10.2-3ubuntu1 retrieves files from the web

apt-file recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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