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I used the gear wheel button (PPM Preferences) to add a new local repository called 'Dubious' which pointed to a folder which didn't have any PPM files in it.

The diagnostic messages displayed at the botom under the Status tab were:
"Synchronizing Database ... done
Downloading Dubious packlist ... not found
Downloading Dubious packlist ... not found
Downloading Dubious packlist ... done
Synchronizing Database ... done"

So the diagnostic message is complaining about a 'packlist' and the nearest I can find to this is a '.packlist' file.
Also, if I add a '.packlist' file the error message does not appear.
Strangely, if I remove the '.packlist' file again the errror message does not re-occur so it may be something that only happens when you first contact a new repository; this seems to take me backwards instead of forwards.

Thank you for your suggestion - I will follow that up and see if it makes any difference.

Bottom line still is that the old command line 'ppm' worked fine with my repository but the new GUI 'ppm' does not.

Curse you, WIMP!

Oh, my aching head!
I have tested further, and after the initial complaint about the Packlist not being found, when you start the GUI again, and when you turn the Repositories on and off, it just says:
"Synchronizing Database ...
Downloading LocalD packlist ... not modified
Synchronizing Database done"

This is with the '.packlist' file removed from LocalD.

This means in turn that me "result" of adding a '.packlist' file and not seeing the error messages is totally meaningless.
Oh, sh*t

I think I'll just go away in a corner and sob quietly.

Nothing succeeds like a budgie with no teeth.

In reply to Re^2: What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository? by LittleGreyCat
in thread What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository? by LittleGreyCat

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