Re: Bug#167381: apt: DSelect::Clean "auto" -- deletes on hold, installed package's *.deb files.
On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> Jason Gunthorpe writes:
> > On Sat, 2 Nov 2002, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> > > I don't see how you can refer to deleting an installed package's
> > > *.deb file as "sensible behavior".
> > There exists no apt command that will let you install the .deb, so it
> > is perfectly sensible to erase it.
> I disagree with your assertion.
Well, you can disagree, but you still haven't provided an apt-get command
that will let you use the .deb in the cache. The cache belongs to APT,
if it cannot make use of a file in the cache it is removed.