Re: cron.daily error for apt
On Sun, 4 Dec 2011, Bob Proulx wrote:
Better to use a mirror. Take a look at the amount of bandwidth used
by the main site. Wow!
Actually, the increase is impressive
I changed to one of the listed mirrors.
Right. You removed it. It is a conffile. Therefore the system
respects your changes to that file. Including removing it. The
system views removing a conffile as an intended change from the admin
and preserves that change.
I understand this behaviour for a removed conffile. but not for a modified one:
I imagine that aptitude doesn't know whether this conffile comes from a previous
version or not.
Anyway, if it decides not to install the file, it should:
asks whether to replace or not(cf below), or at least display a warning message.
To avoid that you can set the confmiss option so that it will install
files that have been removed.
aptitude -o DPkg::Options::=--force-confmiss reinstall apt
I always set that option in my apt.conf file so that it is the
this works, as the name suggests it, only for removed conffiles.
To replace also the modified files, I added in apt.conf
I think there was a time where this was the default with apt-get
thank you for all the informations.