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Re: ??: Stunned by aptitude.

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On 07/02/08 08:39, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 11:09:18AM +0300, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> was heard to say:
>> Not really. See #201842 and #479620. Unfortunately Daniel Burrows still 
>> didn't comment on them. Maybe he will show up here?
>   The main reason I haven't touched those bugs is that there are many
> more important things to work on.  This behavior might be annoying when
> it hits you, but the files that are wiped out are all cache files that
> you can download from the network when your connection is re-established.

That does not take into consideration all the people who are still
on dial-up.

>   A secondary reason is that I can't figure out what's going on, because
> whenever I try taking my network down and running an update, my package
> lists are still around afterwards.  I've read over the code and it looks
> to me like it only deletes the old package lists when it successfully
> downloaded new ones.  Until I get more of a clue to go on, this looks to
> me like a way to waste a great deal of time.
>   I put the apt-get and aptitude code up side-by-side and I can only see
> one difference in the conditions they use to determine whether to clean
> the lists.  I don't see why this would matter (surely pkgAcquire::Run
> returns Failure if files can't be downloaded?), but if there's anyone
> who *can* reproduce this on demand, it would be interesting to know if
> the attached patch helps.

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