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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.
> Also:
>  * 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.