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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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