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Re: consider adding apt-cacher 0.9.2 to Sarge

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 09:19:33AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> please consider adding apt-cacher 0.9 to Sarge. It's not an easy
> decission but I would do that. The current version had following
> problems (summary):

>  - for many it is not useable well with apache2: seems to leave many
>    zombies with Apache2 in with popular configuration (#310566,
>    #281697)
>  - had bad locking problems: #251468 (this alone should have been RC, IMHO)
>  - could only be used with apache or apache2 (no alternatives because of
>    use of proprietary CGI vars). The new version allows usage of
>    any httpd-cgi provider (in theory)
>  - does not support time stamping, leads to desynchronisation of
>    Packages/Release/package files with the remote archive
>  - some cruft code I rewrote in 0.9 most likely caused package data
>    corruption (#251660)
>  - just look at
>    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=apt-cacher , about 20
>    bugs would have been fixed by using version 0.9.2

> Current bugs in my new version 0.9.2: none (that I am aware of)

> Potential bugs: IMHO not in the parts I worked on (I have adopted the
> package). The experimental features are disabled by default, disabled in
> a non-invasive way. The people need to run an upgrade script once but
> that's all. The cached data is not damaged by the upgrade and can be
> converted easily.


Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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