[Freedombox-discuss] Apt anomaly when going through privoxy.

A. F. Cano afc at shibaya.lonestar.org
Wed Jun 29 00:59:38 UTC 2016

Hello again,

I have noticed that if privoxy is enabled, when doing an apt download from
internal machines, if it fails, aptitude retries but starts at the
beginning again.  With privoxy disabled, the restart works correctly,
from the last position up to which the file was downloaded.  This is
really important for bad/slow  connections as aptitude will keep retrying
from the beginning and failing again and again.  It looks like privoxy is
somehow masking the restart point and apt/aptitude thinks it needs to
start over from the beginning.

The obvious workaround is to disable privoxy when doing apt
updates/upgrades, but it would be nice not to have to do that.


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