Re: apt 0.6 in experimental
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 04:31:52PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 03:26:36PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > I also notice that apt downloads the whole Release file each time with
> > > apparently no caching. 34kb does take a few seconds extra on dialup.
> > > Either this was better before, or the switch to the larger main release
> > > file had made the time more apparent.
> > #203741
> I know, but that doesn't explain why apt can't use the same http
> timestamp techniques it uses for other files to avoid re-downloading the
> Release file each time.
It explains that it is already a known issue. Patches are, of course,
welcome. This is in experimental for a reason.