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Re: Optimizing use of /var/cache/apt/archives/ by Synaptic &/or apt-get

Richard Owlett wrote:
> This actually two 'related' questions.
> 1. If /var/cache/apt/archives/ has the same or later version version of 
> a package, will Synaptic and apt-get automatically use contents of 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ in preference to downloading whatever is at 
> location specified by sources.list?

That's the idea, yes.

> 2. If there is no internet connection at the moment, will Synaptic and 
> apt-get  use the latest version in /var/cache/apt/archives/ ?
> [I have a specific use for this *NON_STANDARD* behavior.]

IIRC, apt requires the ability to check that the cached version is as
new as the one in the repos.

However, one can always just use dpkg in that instance.

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