Re: Packages file under version control
On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 05:11:23PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Anything to back this up? I just did and apt-get update/dist-upgrade
> and it wants to download 86MB of stuff. Considering that I last
> dist-upgraded my (sid) machine just a few days ago, I suspect that
> for anyone running unstable the Packages.gz and Sources.gz files will
> be the tip of the iceberg.
If you just one to install one package, or one package source, yes, the
size of the Packages/Sources files exceeds the size of the package to
Also apt-get doesn't have provision for downloading only one Packages
file, it has to download every one listed in sources.list.
Brian May <email@example.com>