Re: How to configure apt to retrieve Packages.bz2?
From: s. keeling (keeling_at_spots.ab.ca)
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 11:59:30 -0600 To: Debian User <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Incoming from Leif W:
> From: "s. keeling" <email@example.com>:
> > Incoming from Leif W:
> > >
> > > I'm sorry if this question has been asked or answered before, but I
> > Ignoring all your insults to the apt maintainer,
> Not intended as an insult but as an indicator of the reality of the
> situation. If the truth is insulting, it's not my problem. I've done
Continuing with the insults, I see. You have a monopoly on truth?
> > I'll just tell you what you need to do:
> > - edit /etc/apt/sources.list
> > I use stable/woody. These are what I have in /etc/apt/sources.list:
> Over 2 years ago I used stable, then I used testing for about a year,
> and have been using unstable for some months now with relative ease.
> > deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ woody main contrib non-free
> > deb http://non-us.debian.org/ woody/non-US main contrib non-free
> > deb http://security.debian.org/ woody/updates main contrib non-free
> This is similar to what I already have. Different sites (which have
> Packages.bz2 files), and no security with unstable. If I look at the
I think you need to read up on what exactly is unstable.
> file size being downloaded or transferred, it is the Packages.gz file
> size, not the Packages.bz2 file size, which is significantly different.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
> > - apt-get update
> > That downloads Packages.*
> > - apt-get upgrade
> > That downloads and installs the software/updates that apt determines
> > you need.
> I initially used this technique but with dist-upgrade, until I
> discovered that apt-get didn't always upgrade some things (maybe it was
> a bug at the time, I never understood the quirk), nor did it show me new
> packages which I might be interested in, such as a front-end like
> aptitude or dselect.
Oh, so you know about aptitude? Why aren't you using it then?!? What
was your original question for?!?
> Thank you again for the response. Although it didn't yield the solution
> I hoped, at least I know someone else doesn't know either. ;-)
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