[maemo-developers] Problems with extras-devel repository on N900 ("No Hash entry in Release file")

From: Anderson Lizardo anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org
Date: Mon Nov 30 16:31:13 EET 2009

I've noticed a problem with extras-devel repository. Its Release file
is missing the hashes for the indexes files. Compare this (broken)
Release file:


with the one from extras:


or even from Diablo extras-devel:


Because of this, "apt-get update" is failing to update the
extras-devel indexes on N900, with the following error:

W: Failed to fetch
http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/dists/fremantle/Release  No
Hash entry in Release file
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old
ones used instead.

This means that extras-devel packages cannot be currently installed on the N900.

Strangely, this problem only happens on the N900. Scratchbox seems
happy with the incomplete Release file (probably the apt-get version
in Scratchbox ignore the error).

Can someone confirm this on N900? If so, I'll open a bug report about it.

Anderson Lizardo
OpenBossa Labs - INdT
Manaus - Brazil
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