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Re: Bug#231914: Command line option (--option DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs) does not work

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:27:48PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> You have the syntax wrong, I forget where this is documented, but for the
> various list type items you need to use this format:
>  # apt-get --option 'DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs::=false' \
>    --yes install hello

Yes, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> pointed that out
already.  Thanks to both of you!

> Note the extra colon before the =. You can use 'apt-config dump -o blah'
> to see what it does ie:
> [..]
> DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs "";
> DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs:: "/usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true";
> DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs:: "false";

That's a very useful feature.

I'm using "apt-get install --option 
'DPkg::Options::=--dry-run' --yes" to download packages with
all depencencies.  ("apt-get --download-only" does not
handle dependencies.)

W. Borgert <debacle@debian.org>

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