Re: Bug#175905: apt: -s indeed does lots
On 9 Jan 2003, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> apt-get -s dist-upgrade
> i recall it tried to make network connections and change the filesystem
> [at least lock files]
> i think it considered getting Packages lists not something prohibited
> by -s, if so, the man page should say so.
You will get error messages with most of the commands if your sources.list
references sources that apt does not have any information about no matter
what the settings are used.
The only time packages lists are ever gotten is with 'update', and the
update command is not something you can simulate for rather self-evident