Bug#333618: apt: --no-download: please zero out download totals
Dan Jacobson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Package: apt
> Version: 0.6.41
> Severity: minor
> Here is a simple long standing problem that is easy for you to fix.
> If the apt-get user uses --no-download, he still sees messages like
> Need to get 74.2MB/533MB of archives
> And --print-uris will still show uris.
> But in fact fortunately those 74.2MB of uris are not downloaded.
> They just seem like they will be from what the messages say.
> Therefore please say
> Need to get 0MB/533MB of archives
> And don't print any uris.
I would think the following is more appropriate:
Missing 74.2MB/533MB of archives.
> Otherwise the user thinks you still intend to download.
> And make sure no names of packages that aren't going to be downloaded
> appear in any lists, e.g., "The following packages will be upgraded".
> Thank you.