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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Mario Olimpio de Menezes wrote:
> 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?
> 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