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What do these commands do?

Acquire::http::No-Cache=True -o
Acquire::BrokenProxy=true update
Acquire::http::Max-Age "0"

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  • The following command, Acquire::http::No-Cache=True -o It adds an No-Cache header to APT http requests.

  • This command Acquire::BrokenProxy=true update Used for fixing your local proxy i guess.

  • This command Acquire::http::Max-Age "0" Maximum time to keep packages around for.

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Thank you very much. Btw, does the first command disable cache forever? What if I install some package through apt after running that command? – Pawan Neupane Dec 15 '10 at 19:22
-1 The Acquire::http::No-Cache=True does not disable apt caching features, it adds an No-Cache header to APT http requests, meaning it will not allow webservers to reply with cached contents (to make sure you don't get a server side cached index file). – João Pinto Dec 16 '10 at 9:58
@JoãoPinto are you sure?? – karthick87 Dec 16 '10 at 10:00
Yes, I wouldn't penalize your answer based on a guess. Check "man apt.conf", search for "http" . – João Pinto Dec 16 '10 at 10:08
Alright Thank you @JoãoPinto i have updated my answer. – karthick87 Dec 16 '10 at 10:11

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