[SOLVED]Re: apt ignores apt.conf settings
On 1/8/06, Adam Porter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Where did you find those settings for "APT::Periodic"? I've never heard of
> them, and my searches turned up dry. Are you expecting that setting those
> will cause apt-get or aptitude to automatically download new packages? I
> don't think that's the case; something has to actually execute the commands
> to download--apt isn't a daemon.
# This file understands the following apt configuration variables:
# - Do "apt-get update" automatically every n-days (0=disable)
# - Do "apt-get upgrade --download-only" every n-days (0=disable)
# - Do "apt-get autoclean" every n-days (0=disable)
later on in the script:
eval $(apt-config shell UpdateInterval
eval $(apt-config shell AutocleanInterval APT::Periodic::Autoclean)
As you can see, those options do exist.
I have managed to get this working simply by changing the format :
Instead of having,
And now all is working:
$ ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodic/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-01-08 06:26 autoclean-stamp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-01-08 06:26 download-upgradeable-stamp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-01-08 06:25 update-stamp
I'm happy :)
> For authentication, a better solution would be to add the keys to apt's
> keyring; by working around it you're throwing out the security it offers.
Yes, you are quite right.
This is solvable by issuing a
wget http://ftp-master.debian.org/ziyi_key_2006.asc -O - | apt-key add -
I simply saw in this situation a good opportunity for testing the
apt.conf file, to see if it has effect on my system. The funny thing
is that while looking for a solution this this GPG problem, I solved
another one (the one above).
> For the default release, well, I don't know about "APT::Default-Release",
> but I know that pinning in /etc/apt/preferences works.
Could you please attach here your pinning options ?
Default-Release does work but causes me other problems that I believe
would be solved by using pinning.
Thank you for helping.
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