Bug#549595: apt-get should retrieve bug reports *before* downloading packages
On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 07:04:50PM +0200, Bernard Jungen wrote:
> Package: apt
> Severity: minor
> Retrieving bug reports before downloading the packages is a real time and
> network bandwidth saver for those who don't want to install packages with
> grave bugs in them.
> Is there any good reason it is the way it is now?
Are you talking about apt-listbugs? It's a separate package. But there
currently is no way in APT to define commands which should be run before
downloading; which seems to be the major part of this issue.
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member
See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.