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Old 11-20-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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Synaptic "Test Run"


is it possible to do a synaptic test run? i believe the apt-get flag is "-s".

iow, i'd like to verify a download and install won't break mny system before i download and install it.

tia...

ps - i'm currently installing evolution. do let me know if there are any othe rmust have programs i need to install on my mepis system... games included.

i'd appreciate non key stroke intensive games, though - maybe more thinking and startegy games. typing hurts my hands so i try to limit it to education and work.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: Synaptic "Test Run"

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Originally posted by GNewbie
is it possible to do a synaptic test run? i believe the apt-get flag is "-s".

iow, i'd like to verify a download and install won't break mny system before i download and install it.
Yes , type : apt-get -s install package

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-s
--simulate
--just-print
--dry-run
--recon
--no-act
No action; perform a simulation of events that would occur but do not actually change the system. Configuration Item: APT::Get::Simulate.

Simulate prints out a series of lines each one representing a dpkg operation, Configure (Conf), Remove (Remv), Unpack (Inst). Square brackets indicate broken packages with and empty set of square brackets meaning breaks that are of no consequence (rare).
 
Old 11-21-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Re: Re: Synaptic "Test Run"

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Yes , type : apt-get -s install package
thanks. does the synaptic gui allow this or is it a command line only option?
 
  


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