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Bug#168710: apt: Download time for apt-get update is based on current file only

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 02:03:26PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Thomas Koenig wrote:

> > When doing an "apt-get update", the estimator is pretty wildly off
> > because it only takes the file that's currently being downloaded
> > into account.  This looks like this:

> This is because apt doesn't know the size of subsequent files still to come,
> as it has not yet gotten a response from the server.
> Apt sends multiple requests at once(pipelining), but the responses must come
> in the same order.  So, what you want can't be done.

That is _very_ strange.

>From my ISDN connection, downloading the binary Packages file
takes about five minutes.

Do you mean that the server never responds to the size file query
for the source Packages file for five minutes?

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