I'm using Synaptic (and occasionally
aptitude via ssh) under Debian.
When upgrading packages, there is the extremely annoying behavior of scanning changelogs, which can take a minute or two when there are lots of updates, and displaying them.
The time spent scanning the changelogs is not the critical factor, but the fact that the upgrade process blocks until I acknowledge that I have read information that I do not read, and do not want to read.
I want to tell the computer "go ahead, upgrade", go to lunch, and come back an hour later, and should be done. If some package is so broken that it is already known not to work, it should not install in the first place, I'd rather stay with the one that works (one would hope that packagers are are smart enough for this). And otherwise, I'm really not interested in whatever they have to say.
Is there a configuration switch (preferrably globally, within
apt) to disable changelogs once and forall, and maybe an option that does not consider upgrade packages which break?