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December 24th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Hello everyone

Just moved from Fedora core 3 to Ubuntu and I am very happy with it.

I have only one problem: my connection is permanent, but very unstable. Right now I am doing an apt-get upgrade (104 MB) which contains some big packages. My connection is not stable enough to complete their downloads, apt-get timeouts, continues to download the next package and leaves only unusable packages, which has to be downloaded again.

My question is: is there any APT settings that might help me in this situation?
I have:

Acquire::Retries "999";

in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf, but this doesn't seem to be the correct option...

Thanks in advance