Robert S said: > Hmmmmm. That's interesting. Where you get: > > > HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK > > Length: 2,218 [application/octet-stream] > > > > 100%[===================================================================================>] 2,218 --.--K/s > > > > 11:35:00 (21.15 MB/s) - `Packages.gz' saved [2218/2218] > > > I get > Length: unspecified [text/html] > > [ <=> > ] 10,033 59.32K/s > > 19:41:01 (59.21 KB/s) - `Packages.gz.1' saved  > > ie. my file is a different size and is not an [application/octet-stream] > > Can anybody enlighten me on this? Looks to me like something - possibly a transparent proxy server at your ISP? - is being 'helpful' and deflating the .gz file on the fly for you. Having saved 'Packages.gz.1', what do you get if you run 'file' on it, or 'gzip -tv'? Is it still a gzip file? If something is messing with your http transfers, try changing your apt sources.list to use ftp instead, and see if the problems go away. Andrew. -- Andrew Shugg <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.neep.com.au/ "Just remember, Mr Fawlty, there's always someone worse off than yourself." "Is there? Well I'd like to meet him. I could do with a good laugh."
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