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Re: 'apt update' failure, me or repository?

On 2019-10-16, Art Sackett <asackett@artsackett.com> wrote:
> For any who've found this thread by searching for the problem they're
> having, the workaround is to create the file
> /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99useragent and populate it with:
> Acquire
> {
>   http::User-Agent "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0";
> };

By what mental procedure did you arrive at that workaround? It
doesn't seem to /coule de source/, at least for me.

> This changes apt's HTTP User-Agent string to that of a recent Firefox,
> which magically prevents the mirror servers from dropping apt's
> connections.
> This is Debian bug #942478:

This is you and your bug.

> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=942478

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