Bug#44404: apt: http request method: config option to allow continue to get a file from different mirror
It would be nice if apt's http method could be configured to continue
fetching a file from another mirror should timeouts ocour. Currently,
I have a local mirror (first choice) and http.us.debian.org (second choice)
listed in /etc/apt/sources.list. Should a timeout happen during download,
the partially downloaded package is flushed from the cache before being
requested from the other mirror. This is a major pain if the package is
apt's http method already continues a download if the file is available in
only one of the mirrors.
(FYI, the local mirror I use is at http://linusp.usp.br/ftpmaster/debian ).
-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux godzillah 2.2.12 #1 Sat Aug 28 19:24:23 BRT 1999 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages apt depends on:
ii libc6 2.1.2-0pre12 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
ii libstdc++2.10 2.95.1-2 The GNU stdc++ library