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Re: apt experimental breaks w/ webcaching (was Re: apt 0.6 in experimental)

On Jan 1, 2004, at 21:52, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

Squid is certainly within its rights to not fetch a new version of
Packages.gz and Sources.gz while fetching the new Release file, and it
seems it happens. Especially with the amount of transparent proxying
that exists in the wild, this could be a problem...

A cache which serves stale data is a broken cache.

No, it isn't. That's how a webcache is supposed to work.

 I think that apt is
within its rights to expect a consistent view from the world.

No. See RFC 2616, Chapter 13. HTTP explicitly does not guarantee this.

 You would see
other failures if you got mismatched versions of Release and Release.gpg.

Yep. And apt needs to be fixed to guarantee that doesn't happen.

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