periodic upgrade

Thufir hawat.thufir at
Wed Aug 15 08:49:19 UTC 2012

On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:20:19 -0700, Thufir wrote:

> doesn't really make it clear, at least to me, how to set apt to simply
> download, and then how to know when it's done, and then how actually
> upgrade from what's been downloaded.

>From aptitude man page:

       -d, --download-only
           Download packages to the package cache as necessary, but do 
not install or
           remove anything. By default, the package cache is stored in

           This corresponds to the configuration option 

however, what happens when --download-only is interrupted?  Does it need 
to start over, or does it realize which ones were already downloaded?  
There are lotsa packages.



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