Hello Eugene, Eugene V. Lyubimkin schrieb am Thu 05. Feb, 20:23 (+0200): > 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]'. Do I guess right that it's not possible with apt? > > 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 :) Should I send a whishlist bug report? Bye, Jörg. -- Begebenheit aus dem wahren Leben: Mediziner: ICEs sind die weißen Züge. Mathematiker: Das ist falsch. Jeder ICE ist zwar weiß, aber nicht alle weißen Züge sind ICE.
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