I can, for example, do this:
\sudo \apt-get --print-uris --yes --reinstall install bash
I want to do the same thing with dist-upgrade. The other day I did this and could get _some_ URLs, but for some reason some packages were not included. Now those same packages refuse to print.
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded. Need to get 643 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/bash/bash_4.2-5ubuntu3_amd64.deb' bash_4.2-5ubuntu3_amd64.deb 642968 MD5Sum:55770c1cfb19e0853ddc2f30d7eb114e
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade --print-uris --yes
Why would some packages not work the same as others? Do I need to pursue some other command-line way to do the same thing? I can get more information by comparing with Synaptic's "Generate package download script".
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: dbus dbus-x11 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-1-3:i386 libfm-data libfm-gtk-data linux-libc-dev 7 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/1,771 kB of archives. After this operation, 67.6 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(No I do not want to use Synaptic for this process, it must be command-line) This reveals that these are valid packages to download, with dependencies which have been met. Could the two PPA packages be interfering with apt-get --print-uri ?
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dbus/libdbus-1-3_1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1_i386.deb wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dbus/libdbus-1-3_1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dbus/dbus_1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dbus/dbus-x11_1.6.8-1ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb wget -c http://ppa.launchpad.net/mati75/lubuntu/ubuntu/pool/main/libf/libfm/libfm-data_1.1.0+git20130614-0ubuntu1_all.deb wget -c http://ppa.launchpad.net/mati75/lubuntu/ubuntu/pool/main/libf/libfm/libfm-gtk-data_1.1.0+git20130614-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/linux-libc-dev_3.8.0-25.37_amd64.deb