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Fw: Bug#311347: apt: [apt-get] Option --config-file signals error when there is none

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On Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:48 PM, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> wrote:

>> On Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:10 PM, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
>> wrote:
>>> This command:
>>>   apt-get -c /etc/apt/sources.list update
>> That's hardly surprising, given that you're trying to use -c for
>> something it was never designed for.
>> From apt-get(8):
>>      -c
>>        --config-file
>>               Configuration File;
>> sources.list is *not* apt.conf, so naturally trying to substitute
>> one for the other will fail. What you appear to be attempting is
> Thank you. When using apt-get, the "configuration file" usually is
> mentally thought to be sources.list, becaus ethat is what is 99%
> of the time modified and updated.
> Would it be possible to add a text to that option to specifically
> say that:
>   "... Note that configuration file format is like apt.conf, not
>   sources.list"
> Jari

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