Bug#218760: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#218760: apt-get update doesn't check timestamps on already loaded "unstable" package files)
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 01:32:05AM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> you have made an assumption "probably" and then assumed that you are
> correct, and then closed the bug-report.
That's because you should have done a bit more investigation to find out if
apt was really at fault before filing a bug. Because apt is such a popular
tool, it often receives bug reports for problems with do not relate to apt
itself, and I do not have time to keep up with helping to diagnose all of
these unrelated problems.
Since this works for me, and a large number of other users, I currently have
no reason to believe that apt is at fault, unless you demonstrate otherwise.
The clock on your computer should not be relevant; apt is comparing the
timestamps retrieved from the remote system.