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Bug#388845: debian-installer: Warn of sarge apt-proxy when selecting mirror

Package: debian-installer
Severity: wishlist

I tried to install debian behind an apt-proxy and the installations
hangs when fetching packages during installation (Errormsg on ALT-F4).
See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=388769 .

It seems that all Debian etch installations behind a sarge apt-proxy
fail because of apt-proxy bug 374405:
> Incompatible with full URL HTTP requests from recent apt versions
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=374405

Upgrading the apt-proxy from sarge to backports.org solved the 

IMHO it would be nice to have a hint / warning about sarge apt-proxy
when manually selecting a mirror. Otherwise many people may stumble over
this incompatibility.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (21, 'testing'), (20, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-3-586tsc
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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