Re: Bug#178568: apt-get sometimes doesnt ask me before going to the net
>>>>> "F" == Filip Van Raemdonck <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
F> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 02:52:25PM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> Odd, for small packages, the usual [Y/n] query is not there and it
>> goes off to fetch the package... i don't recall the man page mentioned
F> The only threshold is only asked for packages versus extra needed packages.
F> When apt doesn't need to install anything besides what you've told it to
F> install, it will go ahead right away (which only makes sense - do you want
no wonder. it turns out all my past interactions involved extra
packages, so i got used to the question. OK, please add something
about that to the install part of the apt-get man page.
F> an ok button^W^WY/N question for each and every action, even if that's
F> what you have just told apt to do?)
>> Need to get 18.9kB of archives. After unpacking 58.4kB will be used.
>> Err http://linux.cdpa.nsysu.edu.tw sid/main netselect 0.3-4
>> 404 WWWOFFLE Will Get
>> Media Change: Please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux SID _Sid_ - fsn.hu unofficial i386 Binary-2 (20021010)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
F> I'd put the cdrom line before the http:// line in /etc/apt/sources.list if
F> I were you, it would have avoided any net connection at all.
for some reason it might take an update where at least one of the
retrieved Packages.gz files have changed before that change registers.
At least I can say that making that moving them to the top and then
running apt-get update doesn't always get immediate results regarding