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Re: Bug#51529: apt: --no-download and --fix-missing

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

> On 29 Nov 1999, Andy Mortimer wrote:
> > 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 ...
> Er, I forgot I even added --no-download - can you provide a little 'screen
> dump' of the output?

It's been a while! ;-) I'm pretty sure this is what I got, where w3m
is not in my archive directory (as the correct version) at the moment:

beaker:~# apt-get upgrade --fix-missing --no-download
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
  bigloo cpp g++ g77 gcc gnumeric
82 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
1 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 38.9MB of archives. After unpacking 3500kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

E: Internal Error, Pathname to install is not absolute 'w3m_0.0.19991117-4_i386.deb'
beaker:~# ls /var/cache/apt/archives/w3m*
beaker:~# apt-cache showpkg w3m
Package: w3m
Versions: 0.0.19991117-4(/var/state/apt/lists/www.uk.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages),0.0.19991028.2-7(/var/lib/dpkg/status),
Reverse Depends:
0.0.19991117-4 - libc6 (2 2.1) libgc5 (0 (null)) libncurses4 (2 4.2-3.1) mime-support (0 (null)) menu (4 1.5)
0.0.19991028.2-7 - libc6 (2 2.1) libgc5 (0 (null)) libncurses4 (2 4.2-3.1) mime-support (0 (null)) menu (4 1.5)
0.0.19991117-4 - www-browser
0.0.19991028.2-7 - www-browser
Reverse Provides:

The reason I found this error -- in case you were wondering! ;-) -- is 
that I'm trying to get an equivalent of apt-zip which I can use to
write CDs rather than zip files, since that's all I can do at work
where I have a worthwhile net connection ... in the end, I missed out
one or other of the switches, and it seemed happy to give me "can't
download" errors, I think.



Andy Mortimer                                 andy.mortimer@zetnet.co.uk
Andy walking, Andy tired,
Andy take a little snooze
    -- "Andy Warhol," David Bowie

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