[Aptitude-devel] Bug#351239: aptitude: should re-fetch package list if gzip fails

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Jan 8 22:54:10 UTC 2013

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Hi Michael,

Michael Below wrote on 03 Feb 2006:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.4.1-1
> Severity: normal
> I am using testing, and my net connection is bad quality (WLAN).
> So it happens quite regularly that the testing/main Packages.gz
> is fetched with some error in it (and a file size that is too
> big). Then gzip fails (which ruins the display, but that is not
> the point).
> Now when I try to update the package list again, aptitude doesn't
> replace the Packages.gz that's already there (probably because it
> is up to date, and the download didn't abort with an error).
> Instead, it tries gzip again, which fails again.

I can't remember having had such an issue during the past few years
despite I encounter incomplete package list downloads occassionally.

Do you still encounter this issue with current versions of aptitude
(i.e. 0.6.x versions)?

		Regards, Axel
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