upgrade tool should cache downloaded files

Bug #173065 reported by Andrew Clausen on 2007-11-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon over the internet, the first step is to download some upgrade program.
For some reason, the upgrade program is not obtained via apt-get, so if the download fails at any point, the whole process must be restarted.

Since I have an unreliable wireless network, I had to restart the process about 20 times, taking about 10 hours. If the upgrade process cached previous downloads, I expect it would have taken about 20 minutes instead.

One simple solution would be to package all upgrade components in .deb packages, and fetch them using apt-get.
eg: there could be a package called "gutsy-gibbon-upgrade.deb".

Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in update-manager.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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