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Re: Bug#641769: [apt] fetches InRelease file, problematic on several mirrors (aka "Packages Hash Sum mismatch")

On Fri, 16 Sep 2011, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Thanks. I was thinking about you when I talked about those who
> believe that #641769 is actually what's under #636292:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=641769#5
> I pointed #636292 readers to #641769.

To me it looks like #636292 is the general case, and #641769 is just one
specific (and quite nasty) way to hit #636292.

IMHO, the root cause is that repository metadata is unversioned, and
therefore there is no good way to detect all cases of in-mirror and
across-mirrors inconsistencies, so that the front-ends like apt can try
to work around it.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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