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Re: URLs of installed packages

Jörg Sommer wrote:
>> You can try 'aptitude download package[=version]'.
> Do I guess right that it's not possible with apt?
Exactly this action - yes. Apt-get has '--download-only' option, but it will
download all dependent packages as well as specified one.

>>> 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?
Feel free to send if you want :)

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
Ukrainian C++ Developer, Debian Maintainer, APT contributor

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