apt doesn't give a completion message

Asked by Dennis German

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
is no longer running a shell prompt is presented.
There is no message that indicates that it has actually completed.

Could a message like:
apt says:"that's all folks"
apt says"I did what you asked, g'day"
or something be added.

Thanks for all the fish.

apt for armhf compiled on Oct 28 2014 23:08:51
Supported modules:
*Ver: Standard .deb
*Pkg: Debian dpkg interface (Priority 30)
 Pkg: Debian APT solver interface (Priority -1000)
 S.L: 'deb' Standard Debian binary tree
 S.L: 'deb-src' Standard Debian source tree
 Idx: Debian Source Index
 Idx: Debian Package Index
 Idx: Debian Translation Index
 Idx: Debian dpkg status file
 Idx: EDSP scenario file

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. Add your suggestion as a solution.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

for diagnostic reasons please provide the output of the commands

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
apt-cache policy apt

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Dennis German (dgermanl) said :

> uname -a
Linux DaPie 4.1.19+ #858 Tue Mar 15 15:52:03 GMT 2016 armv6l GNU/Linux

DaPie:/home/dgerman > lsb_release -crid
-bash: lsb_release: command not found

DaPie:/home/dgerman > apt-cache policy apt
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main armhf Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

You are not using Ubuntu, but Raspbian.

This is a support area for Ubuntu only, and you are wrong here.

Please look elsewhere, e.g. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=66

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Dennis German (dgermanl) said :

Thank you for you kind response.
Does the Ubuntu version of apt terminate with a completion message?
Where is the support forum for apt ?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

The Ubuntu version does not provide an 'end message', but it terminates regularly with a return code of 0 and returns you to the command prompt. I do not need more than that. It is standard practice in Linux not to produce more output then necessary, and usually "no new is good news".

There is a question area for the APT package system on https://answers.launchpad.net/apt-project

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Dennis German (dgermanl) said :

For a program as "chatty" as apt which verbosely give details about every thing it is going to do and then does,
I expect that it would also mention that it has completed.

PS After many years I have learned that :"NO NEWS is NO NEWS!"

Thanks for the link to the APT package system I will post a request there.

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