[Aptitude-devel] Bug#887732: Bug#887732: non-root user sacrifices half of disk to download one little package

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Fri Jan 19 15:24:55 UTC 2018

AB> 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> Please mention that the difference between e.g.,
>> $ aptitude --download-only install php5-imap
>> $ aptitude download php5-imap
>> is the latter won't also get any dependencies.

AB> With the last thing you've got a point.

And do please cross-reference --download-only and download on the man
page, else users are certain to think they are aliases of each other.

AB> Nevertheless I can't imagine any case where someone would need to do
AB> that (without directly installing them).

On some machines we are not root so we can't directly install them but
they are still useful to us... Thanks.

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