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Re: apt only downloading Packages, not Packages.bz2

Martin Kraus wrote:
> Hi. For the last few months I've been having problems downloading
> Package files from the debian mirrors. Today I'm not able to
> download anything anymore.

The mirrors have been modified to no longer include the uncompressed
Package files.  Now only the compressed Packages.gz and Packages.bz2
files are available.  The apt tools have been updated to handle this
and they should be downloading the compressed versions.  This saves
both on download bandwidth from the archives and in disk space.  That
change is by intentional design.

> When I look at what aptitude or apt try do download I see only
> Packages file, not the Packages.bz2 or Packages.gz that are on the
> debian mirrors.


> anyone else having similar problems?

No problems here.

You did not say what tool you are using.  If this is apt-get or
aptitude then of course those are working okay for everyone or there
would be lots of complaints.  This makes me think you are using some
other tool such as debmirror or reprepro or something and might have
an older copy that isn't handling the archive format change.

Please post the exact commands you are running and the exact output
you are seeing.

If you are using apt-get or aptitude then also post the non-comment
parts of the /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*


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