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Re: Bug#85521: apt-get gives up too early

On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Harald Dunkel wrote:

> You can be sure that no proxy is involved. This is my apt.conf:

This proves nothing unfortunately :< It has become all the rage for ISPs
to install transparent proxies that are very difficult to detect.
> Just to be sure: I got error messages about _new_ packages.
> tcl8.3-dev_8.3.2-6_i386.deb arrived today. If my local package
> database would have been out of date, where would this new 
> package filename come from? 

That is more convincing.

In that case it sounds like you got unlucky and got the index files before
the debs had arrived. Unfortunately we haven't yet tweaked things so that
this does not happen, the reason it went away for you is because time
passed, not that you tried other servers :<


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