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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 <jidanni@dman.ddts.net> writes:

>>>>> "D" == Debian Bug Tracking System <owner@bugs.debian.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
11375     4
# apt-get -s -d upgrade|sum
11375     4

So I don't think precedence are at work.
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