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Re: apt 0.6 downloads from second archive?

Received Fri 22 Jul 2005  9:27am +1000 from Matthew Palmer:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 07:12:29AM +1000, Graham Williams wrote:
> > Since installing apt 0.6 on an otherwise up-to-date unstable (except
> > for anything depending on the aspell libraries...) packages on my
> > local archive are being overlooked even though this archive is listed
> > before others in my apt/sources.list. Downgrading to apt 0.5 and
> > things work again as expected (i.e., most is downloaded from
> > localhost).
> Huge (uninformed) guess, but apt may be preferring packages from
> repositories it can verify the contents of.  Besides, if the versions are
> the same, then the contents should be the the same too, and (modulo
> bandwidth charges) which one you get from shouldn't matter.  BTW, the new
> (twisted-based) apt-proxy rocks hard, if it's your traffic allowances you're
> worried about (and who wouldn't be in Australia, given what we get charged).
> - Matt

Thanks for the guess Matt. I've added a Releases.gpg and it did not
make any difference. Traffic's not the issue - I download all new
upgrades early each morning automatically and they go into this local
archive so that when I get up, a distupgrade used to flash by - not now
since it has to grab them all again :-(

I'll have a look at apt-proxy.


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