Comment 12 for bug 940825

* Julian Andres Klode <email address hidden>:
> It should try the Packages.gz and Packages.bz2 files first, and those
> should succeed. Somehow they don't seem to work or APT is configured to
> ignore them.

How would one check for that?

> APT then asks for the uncompressed file, which the server does not
> have. The server then wants to be clever and offer you Packages.bz2
> instead, but APT told it that it wants an uncompressed file at that
> point, so the server answers "I cannot send this file to you
> uncompressed".