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Bug#218760: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#218760: apt-get update doesn't check timestamps on already loaded "unstable" package files)

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 12:39:39PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> don't believe sandvika have one (only a mini isp) i'm just using them as a
> drop-point.

I'm getting weary of repeating myself, but you really don't know what lies
between you and that mirror, whether it's in your mini isp's network, or
their provider, or some other part of the path.

> 1) i never bothered to correct the time on my computer

I think I have said this already, but the time on your computer is entirely
irrelevant to the behaviour you are seeing.

> 2) i use ftp:// not http://.

FTP proxies do, in fact, exist.  Including transparent ones.

 - mdz

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