Re: need sources.list example for lan with approx-server
- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 20:00:25 +0000
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: need sources.list example for lan with approx-server
On Wed 27 Mar 2019 at 08:12:42 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:01:38AM +1100, David wrote:
> > The important differences to be aware of are probably:
> > apt full-upgrade == apt-get dist-upgrade
> > apt upgrade == apt-get upgrade --with-new-pkgs
> > In other words, 'apt upgrade' does install new packages.
> * apt removes the .deb files that it downloads, after installing them.
> apt-get leaves them in /var/cache/. This is configurable, I think
It is. The days of conserving bandwidth are mostly in the past. Not
that users have generally been given to reinstalling from /var/cache/apt.
> * apt uses non-configurable yellow tty output that is completely unreadable
> on a white background. apt-get doesn't do colors, so you can read it
> even if you don't override your terminal's background color.
> * apt search uses 3 lines of output for each result, with non-configurable
> green text for the package name. apt-cache search uses 1 line of output
> for each result, and doesn't mess with colors. At least the green is
> mostly readable, albeit still not as good as the default.
> As compensation for the triple line cost and less readable package names,
> apt search includes the version number in its results. apt-cache search
> does not.
> And probably more that I'm not remembering or never encountered before
> switching back to apt-*.
The yellow on white is a pain. Is
any use? Change the background?
Combining apt-get and apt-cache into one command isn't such a bad idea
for most users.