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Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)

THANK YOU. Finally, an answer that I can use.

I will look into contributing towards this package.

Erik Hollensbe <erik@powells.com>
Programmer, Powells Internet Division
"I respect a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he is wrong."
- Malcolm X

On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 11:06:18PM -0800, Erik Hollensbe wrote:
> > apt-get and it's kin need more simple getopt-style flags that allow
> > overriding of certain things, mainly conflicts. Also, an option to
> > actually view what's being upgraded before you download 250 packages that
> > are only going to break your system would be nice as well.
> I assume you already are using apt-get's -u/--show-upgraded flag.  Beyond that,
> check out apt-listchanges, in the package of the same name.  Currently, you
> need to download the .deb's first, but even if there is a breakage, you would
> have ended up downloading them eventually anyway.  Eventually, apt-listchanges
> will be able to show changelogs before downloading any packages.

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