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Re: Getting The Most Out Of APT

If you do:

apt-get -s upgrade 

it will tell you what it is going to do without actually doing it.
Pipe the output into a file and take it to your friends house.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Mario Olimpio de Menezes wrote:

> Hi,
> 	Not answering but asking :-|
> 	How could I get a list of needed packages for a dist-upgrade
> without downloading it over dial-up?
> 	I'll explain: suppose I want to upgrade my slink system. My
> connection is a 56k (old fashioned too). It's impossible to do this
> over dial-up. 
> 	So I would like to know what packages should be needed, go to a
> colleague that has a 10Mbps connection, download the packages to one or two
> zip disks and copy the packages to /var/cache/apt at home. 
> 	Is this possible?
> []s
> Mario O.de Menezes            "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but
>     IPEN-CNEN/SP                 is the Lord's purpose that prevails"
> http://curiango.ipen.br/~mario                 Prov. 19.21
>                    http://www.revistalinux.com.br
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