tool used to download packages?

Nathan Eckenrode nathan at
Wed Feb 7 19:22:38 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 01:20:24 pm Andy Harrison wrote:

> I noticed I could always reproduce timeouts when downloading from
>  Just for testing, I was trying to install karbon
> and it was automatically trying to download karbon from that
> repository.  While apt-get would get a timeout and then keep right on
> rolling to the next repository, adept does not.  Adept segfaults
> immediately when it reaches the timeout period.  Running strace on
> adept showed it receive a 400 URI Failure right before it crashed.
> When running adept in foreground mode so that I could get coredump
> (adept_manager --nofork --sync --nocrashhandler) I could see the
> following error when I run strings on the core dump:
> 400 URI Failure
> URI:
>.1_i386.deb Message: Connection timed out
> Transient-Failure: true
> Adept would crash after appearing to be stuck on a package for me even
> before I altered these settings, I just wasn't sure why.  Now I know
> it was just sitting there until it finally hit the timeout period
> which is much longer by default.  So a big part of these problems are
> simply bugs in adept.
> I tried various settings to see if it would help, but the bottom line
> is that adept will always crash when it a timeout occurs.
> --
> Andy Harrison

Have you registered this as a bug in adept on launchpad? I am certain the 
information you have supplied will be very helpful for troubleshooting, 
particularly if you are detailed enough that the maintainerscan replicate the 

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