Re: Optimizing use of /var/cache/apt/archives/ by Synaptic &/or apt-get
- Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:52:47 -0000 (UTC)
- From: Dan Purgert <dan@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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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