Re: Bug in apt-mirror (0.4.4-4 Stable)?
I came across somewhat unexpected behavior just recently when trying to
use job control to suspend apt-mirror. I pointed this out to Brandon
Holtsclaw the maintainer of the package, but as apt-mirror is a script,
I'm hesitant to report this is an actual bug.
Below is the origional message after discovering the behavior.
I use the Debian package apt-mirror, and for quite some time now
have enjoyed it's uses thoroughly.
Just today though I needed to interrupt a mirror download to allow
bandwidth for another application. My first thought was to simply
suspend the job with CTRL-Z. This appeared to work, I was back at
the command prompt. A few minutes later I recieved a complaint that
said application was still not getting the bandwidth it required, so
I had to investigate a little. Honestly my first thought was that
someone else was simply downloading something large, but I quickly
ruled that out. Next I had a hunch that just maybe, apt-mirror
hadn't stopped as I had instructed it to and sure enough, it was
still downloading despite having stopped the process with usual job
Now, I'm hesitant to file this as an actual bug report because I
can't in good conscience classify it soley as a problem with
apt-mirror. I'm wondering what your take on this behaviour is? One
should have the reasonable expectation that when a job is suspended,
that is so, however apt-mirror is scripted so one could also argue
that this expectation is unjustified.
Thanks for your thoughts and your time,