[Aptitude-devel] Bug#446265: aptitude bug

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 11:57:43 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 + pending


2007-10-11 15:35 jack aponte:
>Package: aptitude
>Severity: normal
>When using aptitude with the -d flag, the text output is confusing because it doesn't indicate that files will only be downloaded, not removed or installed.
>Here's an example of what I ran into:

2007-10-11 17:16 Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
>retitle 446265 aptitude -d (--download-only) should not claim that it is going to install or remove packages
>found 446265
>i'm seeing the same behavior on a lenny/sid system.  It's jarring to
>see aptitude claim to do something you asked it not to do, and then
>even more disconcerting to see it not do something it has claimed it
>is going to do.

I changed this to print the following now, hopefully it addresses your

  1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 196 not upgraded.
  Need to get 66.0 kB of archives. After unpacking 9,216 B will be used.

  Note: Using 'Download Only' mode, no other actions will be performed.
  Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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