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Re: Switching to Packages.xz for jessie-backports?

[ Cc ftpmaster@ ]

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:51:49PM -0400, Frédéric Brière wrote:
> Would it be possible to generate Packages.xz files for jessie-backports?
> Aside from the "xz is better" factor, it appears that httpredir now
> automatically returns a 404[*] for any Packages.bz2 under dists/jessie*.
> This can result in unnecessary HTTP traffic (especially since apt
> appears to fall back to xz, then lzma, then gz) as well as superfluous
> error messages.
>  [*] https://github.com/rgeissert/http-redirector/commit/134200f5ca97cc3a9933305cfd053b2a34cb4eb0
> [I'm not subscribed to this list, so please CC me if needed.  Thanks!]

That retry behavior for something that isn't in the Release file is
indeed annoying. Added ftp-master to Cc because they are the ones
maintaining the archive, but this request sounds sensible to me.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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