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Re: difficulties updating Etch

On Thu, 15 May 2008 02:39:42 -0500
"Mumia W.." <paduille.4061.mumia.w+nospam@earthlink.net> wrote:


> Perhaps you can use a slightly different procedure since your dialup is 
> having problems. You can use "apt-get --print-uris upgrade" to get a 
> list of URLs to download, and you can use wget to get the actual files. 
> After the files MD5 sums are checked (how?), they can be placed in 
> /var/cache/apt/archives. Wget can be told to retry and retry; it can 
> also be told to continue failed downloads.
> Think of this as untested pseudocode for the first part of the process:
> mkdir /tmp/getem && ch /tmp/getem
> sudo apt-get --print-uris upgrade > getem.list
> wget --input-file=getem.list --tries=100 --continue

Thanks for the suggestion; I may try this, since I often have trouble
with large packages such as kernel sources.  Aptitude tries to download
them and stalls, often restarting the download from the beginning.
BTW, why does it do this?  Shouldn't it resume, as wget does?

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