Re: Bug#81657: should support downloading Packages instead of Packages.gz
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jason> You can't, without writing a custom acquire bit..
Jason> Regrettably, a general option for this is really ugly
Jason> because the only way to make it useful is to only do it for
Jason> Packages, and even then those might go away eventually too.
I am sorry, I am not sure I understand. Are you saying you don't want
to have something specific to Packages, as you think Package will get
obsoleted by something else? What would obsolete the Packages file?
I think a general option, eg: prefer_uncompressed_index_files, would
still be useful, even if it isn't supported in the long term.
Jason> I'd really rather someone write a proper rproxy
What do you mean here? A proper rproxy back end to apt-get?
rproxy has been packaged for Debian, you can just use it instead
(admittedly it seems to have a bug that prevents it from being used on
big files served with apache though).
Jason> However, that is so amazingly non-general that I don't
Jason> really want to have it officially supported.
Ok, thanks. I will try that when apt-get 0.4 is released.
I am not sure I see the problem though with it being "non-general".
Brian May <email@example.com>