apt-proxy still maintained?
I frequently encounter problems with streaming debs from apt-proxy,
(both stable and testing/unstable) getting error messages like
404 File does not exist on any server
A second download is ok.
The bug reports indicate that this is a common problem and
the maintainer Chris Halls (6 Dec 2002) says that
> This should be fixed with apt-proxy version 2, which is a complete rewrite
> in Python and will enter experimental shortly. It isn't worth the time
> trying to fix this in v1 because shell scripting wasn't really meant to do
> HTTP streaming and fixing it could take a lot of time.
and from http://apt-proxy.sourceforge.net/#apt-proxy_v2 :
> Chris Halls took on apt-proxy in December 2001 to address the immediate
> shortcomings and make sure that apt-proxy would be ready for the Woody
> release. Since then, Manuel Estrada Sainz was been working on version 2.
> Version 2 is a complete rewrite using Python and the twisted framework.
> The initial release will contain all the features of v1 plus a few extra
> goodies. Most features are already implemented and the package is
> available as apt-proxy-v2 from the 'unstable' download area.
I have not noticed any release of the python apt-proxy v2 yet.
Apart from the mentioned flaw I'm very satisfied with apt-proxy
which helps to save a lot of bandwith. So I'd rather stay with
apt-proxy if I would have the hope that the problem is going to
Could anyone point me to some information about that status of
apt-proxy, or give me a hint how to fix the flaw, or recommend an