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Re: [SLUG] apt-get question

Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, David Kempe said:
> >Hey I have the same question as Mike Lake but i can't see the answer for
> >him:
> >http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/lists/slug/2001/April/msg00732.html

> This is 'cause no-one answered it ;)
> So, it *might* be a timeout problem -- it certainly was for me with
> s.d.o, and seems to be when using apt-proxy -- but I can't say for sure.

Thanks for the answer Jamie. Glad to know other people also have noticed it.
PS Jamie, luv that spacepants web site. Jill and I had a hoot looking at the
UNIX interface :-)


> Mike Lake wrote way back....:
> >The percent will rapidly go from 0 to 99% as it downloads info but then
> >after it gets to 99% it will wait for some time. Mostly it's this
> >security site at debian but also for anything at mirror.aarnet
> I don't know the answer, but I can guess:  s.d.o is (was) under a high
> load, so it's probably timing out.  I get similar results when I'm
> upgrading thru apt-proxy, it seems to never want to give out the last 1%
> of each file, but upon restart, everything finishes.

Michael Lake
Active caver, Linux enthusiast and interested in anything technical.
Safety Convenor, Australian Speleological Federation
Owner, Speleonics (Australia)

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