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Re: Stunned by aptitude.

On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 09:40 +0800, Magicloud wrote:
> Hello,
>          When I used aptitude, I noticed that aptitude does not have
> an error handling mechanism. When I `aptitude update`, if the network
> is broken (like dns problem, route problem), it can not connect to the
> server, so it reports error, and clean up local apt record. If I
> stupidly `aptitude autoclean` then, all my debs are gone.

It is doing error handling:  If it can't reach that server, there's no
point in considering it a valid source.  If you have no valid sources,
there's no current packages.  It's working as designed.

Paul Johnson

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