[Aptitude-devel] Bug#766122: thwarted due to missing partial/ directory that we aren't going to use anyway

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Fri Feb 26 03:14:27 GMT 2016

>>>>> "MAFM" == Manuel A Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> writes:

>> E: Archives directory /mnt/usb/extra1/partial is missing. - Acquire (30: Read-only file system)

MAFM> ... or alternatively, if it's a knowledgeable user, it can occur to
MAFM> her/him to create a symlink/bind-mount/etc to somewhere writeable, like
MAFM> the /tmp/blah directory, to appease the stubborn program.

I think some variable
$ apt-config dump|grep -i partial
would be better, as for read-only media, one cannot create symlinks.
Also that bind stuff might not work on all version of linux etc.

MAFM> (BTW, it would help to have more descriptive titles, e.g. including
MAFM> words such as "download" or [parts of] the error message, so it's easier
MAFM> to find related bugs when people are looking into a particular area).


MAFM> Anyway, got a way around this, so marking as +pending.

Hope it involves a new variable.

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