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

Wolfgang Köbler wrote:
> 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 
> installation-problem.
> 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.

How is a client supposed to get the proxy version? I don't know if this
is even possible; in any case working around specific broken proxies is
not a good idea; there are so many ways a proxy can break. 

AFAIK the installer should already do something reasonable when the tcp
connection times out. That may take several minutes to happen.

see shy jo

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