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Bug#194727: apt: wish it would allow non-root to download packages

Package: apt
Severity: wishlist

Often when I am logged in to someone else's system I want to download a package
to my home directory to unpack, examine, or transfer elsewhere.

"apt-get -d install package" wants to put the package in
/var/cache/apt/archives which is not writable by non-root.

I would like to be able to tell it to download into another directory that I
have write access to.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux lyta 2.4.20-se-ssh #1 Fri May 2 04:36:00 EST 2003 i686

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.1-17    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                      1:3.3-0pre9 GCC support library
ii  libstdc++5                   1:3.3-0pre9 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

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