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Re: URLs of installed packages

Hi Jörg,

Jörg Sommer wrote:
>> You ought to find original .deb for package and install it / fetch the file
>> manually then. 'apt-cache policy' will tell you about all versions of package
>> apt knows of.
> Yes, all versions, but how do I get an URL? policy doesn't give a full
> URL. I want something which I can pass to curl to get the package. Or use
> apt to download the package (but not install it).
You can try 'aptitude download package[=version]'.

> No, apt should fail in the case it has to remove more packages than
> given at the command line. The tool deborphan finds packages they
> aren't needed. But it might get some things wrong and suggest packages
> they are needed. Then the call “apt-get remove $(deborphan)” should fail.
Ah, understood. Yes, such an option would be useful :)

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Maintainer

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