am I nuts? apt-get -s -d upgrade still says it will configure
# apt-get -h
-d Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives
# man apt-get
No action; perform a simulation of events that
__would occur__ but do not actually change the system.
Simulate prints out a series of lines each one rep-
resenting a dpkg operation, Configure (Conf),
Remove (Remv), Unpack (Inst).
# apt-get -s -d upgrade
Inst abiword-doc ....
Conf libisc4 ...
So when it tells me it will Conf and Inst things even thought I used -d,
then... well am I wrong or nuts or something?
I mean am I totally wrong in thinking that?
I mean what if lilo --test or rpm --test or whatever acted that way?
>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Jacobson <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> "D" == Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> apt-get -s -d upgrade
>>> Reading Package Lists... Done
>>> Building Dependency Tree... Done
>>> 23 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>>> Inst dpkg (1.9.21 Debian:testing)
>>> Conf dpkg (1.9.21 Debian:testing)
>>> hey, I thought the -d meant download only!
D> And -s means no-act which takes precedence. So nothing happens except the
D> print out.
Dan> and it prints out that it intends to do Conf if one removes the -s !
OK, maybe all this logic is beyond me. If so maybe note on the man
page that -d doesn't affect -s (bug).
Also the worrisome precedence thing might not be mentioned on the man page.
By the way
# apt-get -d -s upgrade|sum
# apt-get -s -d upgrade|sum
So I don't think precedence are at work.
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