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Bug#595801: snapshot.debian.org: apt (by default) complains about expired Release files

On Mon, 06 Sep 2010, Chris Butler wrote:

> Package: snapshot.debian.org
> Severity: minor
> After adding a snapshot.debian.org entry to my sources.list (as
> described on the homepage), apt then complained during update about the
> Valid-Until in the Release file:
> 	E: Release file expired, ignoring
> 	http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20100820T150149Z/dists/squeeze/Release
> 	(invalid since 10d 4h 40min 14s)
> Since the snapshot.debian.org source is obviously temporary, I just
> worked around this with:
> 	sudo aptitude -o 'Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false' update
> (not sure if there's a better workaround, but this works)
> I guess something along these lines should be mentioned in the paragraph
> about adding apt sources?

Maybe.  Can you provide a patch?

Ideally apt would support overriding that check on a per-source level.
Is there a bug for that already?

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