Re: Bug#51529: apt: --no-download and --fix-missing
Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Andy Mortimer wrote:
> > Specifying the --no-download option with the --fix-missing option doesn't
> > work very well, as apt doesn't seem to realize that it would have failed
> > to download the files which *are* missing had it tried ... this results
> > in a rather funny-looking error message (path file.deb is not absolute or
> > something).
> This is specifically documented in the man page, the two options are not
> asssured to work together!!
Where?! All I could find was a note saying --fix-missing didn't work
with --fix-broken, but that wasn't what I tried! In fact,
--no-download specifically suggests the use of --ignore-missing, which
the manpage indicates is equivalent to --fix-missing ...
I enclose a cut-and-paste of the relevant section of the manpage, so
you can tell me I'm looking at the wrong bit! ;-)
Andy Mortimer email@example.com
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-- "Andy Warhol," David Bowie
-m, --ignore-missing, --fix-missing
Ignore missing packages; If packages cannot be
retrieved or fail the integrity check after
retrieval (corrupted package files), hold back
those packages and handle the result. Use of this
option together with -f may produce an error in
some situations. Configuration Item: ignore-miss
apt 4 Dec 1998 4
Disables downloading of packages. This is best used
with --ignore-missing to force APT to use only the
.debs it has already downloaded.