Re: Stunned by aptitude.
On 2008-07-02 08:59 +0200, CaT wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:22:59AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> Still there should be an option to turn this behavior off, since it is
>> very annoying for people with low bandwith and frequent network
>> problems. In apt-get you can set APT::Get::List-Cleanup=false to avoid
>> erasing the list files if the update failed, but aptitude does not have
>> such an option, AFAIK.
> I don't think this really applies here. Least not to apt from my reading
> of this:
> This option defaults to on, use --no-list-cleanup to turn it
> off. When on apt-get will automatically manage the contents of
> /var/lib/apt/lists to ensure that obsolete files are erased. The only
> reason to turn it off is if you frequently change your source list.
> Configuration Item: APT::Get::List-Cleanup.
Thanks for correcting me, I was fooled by
In fact, `apt-get update' failures did _not_ delete the list file
regardless of this option when I tried it, so this is only a problem in