Bug#175905: apt: -s indeed does lots
regarding the man page
No action; perform a simulation of events that would occur but
do not actually change the system. Configuration Item:
Indeed it apparently does do lots... goes onto the network, etc.
Therefore the manpage should mention the things it does do.
Simulate prints out a series of lines each one representing a
dpkg operation, Configure (Conf), Remove (Remv), Unpack (Inst).
Square brackets indicate broken packages with and empty set of
square brackets meaning breaks that are of no consequence
Apparently this means that it doesn't actually install packages... Ok,
but still please mention the things that it does do...
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux debian 2.4.19-k7 #1 Sun Oct 6 20:29:56 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5
Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii libc6 2.2.5-15 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-12 The GNU stdc++ library
-- no debconf information