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Re: apt-get does not resume downloading

On Monday 02 November 2009 14:01:20 Celejar wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:00:12 -0600
> "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> > On Monday 02 November 2009 12:36:22 Sthu Deus wrote:
> > > apt-get does not resume downloading - on bad connections it just
> > > starts downloading all over again.
> >
> > It does resume downloading, just not in the middle of a single file.
> > (It will only download files that are missing.)  Resuming in the
> > middle of a file has shown to be problematic and is not supported by
> > all the mirrors anyway.
> But under some poor network conditions that I, and probably others,
> have experienced, the current system renders it virtually impossible to
> download large packages (e.g., openoffice.org-common, wesnoth-data),
> while resuming would give us at least a fighting chance.  Perhaps a
> user-configurable setting would make the most sense?

In this case, I suggest downloading the .deb using the tool of your choice to 

I'm also not against a user-configurable option.  There may already be one, 
and I simply do not know of it.
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