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Why doesn't Ubuntu apt/servers download indexes incrementally?

Asked by Flávio Etrusco on 2007-04-10

Why doesn't Ubuntu apt-get download indexes incrementally, like Debian (testing) does for ages?
Is the feature still considered experimental? (although it is included in Sage)
Is it a server infra-structure problem?
When we can expect Ubuntu to support it?

Thanks,
Flávio

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2007-04-14
Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) said : #1

I've created a bug report with that... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/106366

Flávio Etrusco (etrusco) said : #2

Well, at least you bug entry answered part of the question ;-)
Let's hope someone now can answer why the Ubuntu servers don't store the incremental indexers...

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) said : #3

The bug report answers your question.

Q: Why doesn't Ubuntu apt-get download indexes incrementally?

A: Because Ubuntu uses a different server component than Debian.

The build infrastructure for Ubuntu is completely different than Debian.

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