On Monday 02 November 2009 14:01:20 Celejar wrote: > On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:00:12 -0600 > "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 /var/cache/apt/archives. I'm also not against a user-configurable option. There may already be one, and I simply do not know of it. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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