Synaptic does not resume partial package downloads
Alan E. Davis
lngndvs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 05:41:50 UTC 2005
I had been installing a package that was about 10MB, when our network
choked. I think the download of that file had been about 5MB into the
download. I know about wget, and I have done it---in fact, these posts
inspired me to do so today. However, am I completely daft, when I say that I
am certain that debian package handlers have been picking up where they left
off in such downloads? Ubuntu really caught my attention when that happened
I've been having a lot of trouble with this network, which has aggravated
problems with ephemeral repositories. I have OFTEN had the experience of a
package which showed up in Synaptic yesterday, not being found with a
synaptic search today. Perhaps a setting to automatically update daily?
Maybe, I theorize, this would cause the package file to be deleted or
Today, the net is back up, so I'm going to stop complaining and get moving.
On 10/3/05, Lionel <lionelv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alan E. Davis wrote:
> > I may be wrong, but my past experience suggests (inconclusively) that
> > aborted downloads are resumed the next time around. Perhaps that is the
> > behavior of apt-get?
> That's what we are saying . . .
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