Access denied (403) when trying to fetch security updates for Dapper

Forest Bond forest at
Sun Nov 18 13:28:54 UTC 2007


On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 03:57:59PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 11:24:07AM -0400, Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> > It seems like there has been a lot of complaints about how the
> > update-manager handles the 403 error. Considering the only time the 403
> > would normally occur is this situation, maybe the update manager could be
> > smarter about it?
> We should never have to do this; there are some shortcomings in the
> infrastructure which currently require some manual hacking in situations
> like this.  There is work in progress to improve that.

Out of curiosity, what is being done?  Is there a specification, etc...?

Forest Bond
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