Re: Bug#57540: apt: apt-get should be more verbose
On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> First I tried "apt -s dist-upgrade". However that isn't a real dry-run
> (it does not give the same output as the real version). In particular it does
> not say anything about the download size like the real version does.
's' is simulate, not really 'dry-run'. To do what you want use '-du' which
shows everything in a nice format.
> diskspace available on my /var partion. But it didn't say how much it wanted!
> (Does it want to download all packages before starting the upgrade?)
This is fixed in the potato version.
> remove far to much for my taste (among them gnome-session). Then it said..
> petteflet:/scratch/builds/apt-0.3.16# apt-get install libgnome32
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
> libgnome32: Depends: gnome-bin (>= 1.0.54-2) but it is not installed
This is because there are circular relations between gtk/gnome that are
not easy to display at all.
> - In case of unforfillable dependencies, display where in the tree the
> problem is.
It isn't a tree, it is a circle in this case, so it picks a point 'at
random' more or less.