Re: APT configuration file

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Cameron Hutchison<lists@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just create it with the line you want. No other contents are needed.

The man page for apt.conf(5) describes the syntax of the file and the
configuration parameters used by apt.

Thanks for the quick replies. Yes I will copy the apt.conf from the
examples and modify that, but this doesn't answer the question that
there is no /etc/apt/apt.conf configuration file and yet apt-config
dumps configuration data to the screen that it has read from
somewhere. Where is this "default" configuration data being read from?
This is an up to date Lenny install upgraded directly from etch. Apt
has not been manually configured, so this is the default configuration
that apt was installed with. What is the name of the file that
apt-config reads when there is no /etc/apt/apt.conf file?

Paul Lane
"Life after all, is a fatal disease, and the mortality rate
for humans, at the end of the day is 100%."
K.C. Cole (from The Universe and the Teacup)

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