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

Le 2011-09-16 22:54, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh a écrit :
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:
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.

#636292 is labelled as being about round-robin mirrors and problems APT has with those, even though that is probably not the actual cause of the reporter's problem.

But indeed, there would be room for a general bug "unreliable package indices fetching protocol" :-S

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