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Re: Bug#121910: apt: does not honor 302 return code from http get

On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Aaron Howell wrote:

> Apt does not follow the returned url when a 302 code is returned.  This
> breaks downloading via http from some mirrors (notably
> ftp.planetmirror.com)  Apt should probably at least try to follow the
> returned link, in case the next hop is the actual deb it was trying to
> get. 

It is deliberate that it does not support redirects, too often they do not
lead to the file it was hoping to get. If a mirror is deliberately
generating redirects it should be fixed, or a correct URI used.


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