[apt-get experts] long delayed, partial downloads keep resetting

Oli D vhann3000 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 12:51:35 UTC 2009


> For some reason gmail users end up starting new threads whenever they
> reply, so I've pasted your reply back into this thread in attempt to
> keep it together.
>
> Thanks very much for the detailed explaination! Regarding partial
> downloads, I still don't know the answer but perhaps some of these might
> help you sort it out.
>
> /usr/share/doc/apt/examples/configure-index.gz
> ====
> /* This file is an index of all APT configuration directives. It should
>   NOT actually be used as a real config file, though it is (except for
> the last line) a completely valid file. Most of the options have sane
> default values, unless you have specific needs you should NOT include
> arbitrary items in a custom configuration.
> ====
>
> Perhaps creating an /etc/apt/apt.conf file and using some of the
> examples in the '// Options for the downloading routines' might work.
> For example; I use the following for limit my download bandwidth
> (oposite issue of your dialup):
>
> $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
> //---------------------------
> // Options for limiting Update Manager download speeds
> Acquire
> {
> Queue-Mode "access";       // host|access
> http
> {
> Dl-Limit "100";        // 100Kb/sec maximum download rate
> };
> };
> //--------------------------
>
> Regarding maxage (from your original);
> '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/25adept-archive-limits.save' shows these:
>
> APT::Archives::MaxAge "30";
> APT::Archives::MinAge "2";
> APT::Archives::MaxSize "500";
>
> So I don't think MaxAge is what you are looking for, perhaps MinAge?
>
> $ ls /etc/apt/apt.conf.d
> 00trustcdrom  10periodic      25adept-archive-limits.save
> 99update-notifier
> 01autoremove  15update-stamp  50unattended-upgrades
> 01ubuntu      20archive       70debconf
> 05aptitude    20archive.save  90debsums

I hope this post gets added to the correct thread.
Thank you for the help, I'll keep messing with those and am going
to go ask for help on this to the Debian folks (my question isn't really
distro-related from what I can tell)

Regards,
Olivier D.




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