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Re: What do you wish for in an package manager?

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 01:23:43AM -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:
> In the "Rambling apt-get ideas" thread, Vince Mulhollon writes ...
> > Use a apt-get client to remotely mess with another workstations packages.
> > Messing with only one workstation at a time is boring.  How about multicast
> > to configure a hundred workstations instead, all at once?  And then have a
> > proxying apt-getd server multicast out the .deb files to all the machines
> > at the same time?

Oh. Feature request for apt:

	apt-get upgrade -s

It would be nice if the 'simulation' should not just the name of the packages 
to be installed, but the *size* for the download for each package. That 
way you can decide based on how long an upgrade is going to take 
if it is worth doing immediately or during 'quiet' times on one's network.


libc6 (0/236 KB)
locales (1024 KB)

Or somesuch.... ;)


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