I'm no more onlist, please cc to me directly.
First of all, i run a.p.2 for some year(s) now and through several
upgrades (even from ppp dialup to ppoe ADSL) it worked well enough.
Since i'm on a ADSL flatrate now i don't really need ap2, strictly.
However, i like the concept, and thus like to run the software just to
help it improve. It's only a small homenet here, about 6 machines.
To the topic.
I looked for vlc, the videolan project streamer/player, and found
their project site <http://www.videolan.org> features a debian package
repository. The provided path,
deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sid main
is working. AFAICS anything's ok with the repository structure.
So i made this entry into ap2 config:
...and inserted a line into apt sources.list:
deb http://localhost/videolan sid main
and that just doesn't work. Aptitude reports, "Couldn't stat...(barf)...
error 404" which is the tpyical error report for pathes that couldn't be
found on the server.
In the ap log i found *nothing* at all about any requested URLs !
I think there should be at least a single line about it by default,
anyway ? In the config, i set debug =3D all:4 db:0 but that didn't change
anything. (ok, need to try all:9 next)
This is ap version 1.9.32, on debian etch (testing).
In the ap log there are some python2.3 errors but i guess they are not
critical since it always worked, anyway.
| Hmm. Do you really run apt-proxy on port 80? Did you maybe mean this?
| deb http://localhost:9999/videolan sid main
ooops ! Of course it's port 9999!
Apparently a far too silly bug to discover *shame* =|
Plus, ap was running fine for so many months, maybe i got a bit out
(And i finally should learn not to begin icky things too late in the
evening ... but i always do :| )
| Also, do you really what sid in there, or etch?
This server had no vlc for etch, and i even couldn't find any testing
version at all yesterday. But i didn't search very tough.
Merging some multimedia stuff from Sid into testing is often no problem,
with some test-installation on one machine until you found a working
anyway, thx for the feedback !