Re: Bug#24799: Some suggestions for the apt method in dselect
Francesco Potorti` <F.Potorti@cnuce.cnr.it> writes:
> A couple more things on the same subject:
> - Having a to press Enter when some packages have been updated also come
> handy to me for a reason other than looking at logs: I usually run
> Update in a virtual console, then switch to do other job. With the
> old ftp method, when I go back to the dselect console, if I find a
> prompt I see there have been updates. If I just find the dselect
> window, I know there have not been any updates (all Packages files
> were up to date), so I don't even need to do the Select thing.
> - In the old ftp method, after having chosen the host and directories, a
> sanity check was made to see if everything was well. I think apt
> would benefit from a similar feature.
Whats about introducing a new method "download" so one would say
apt-get download update
apt-get download <package>
which would only download the stuff.
Also apt-get should create a logfile for the errors, the output and
maybe both in one (in the order they appeared). I usually run apt-get
in the background (as most will because it takes quite some time) and
afterwards I don't have a clue what dselect did to my system. Unless I
forget I do a "apt-get update 2>&1 | tee logfile", but that could be
made by apt-get itself.
May the Source be with you.
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