A few handy commands if you use apt-get on the commandline:
"apt-get -d kde" would only download the KDE packages and not yet install them so you can burn them to CD first
"apt-get check" verifies that there are no broken dependencies . . .
"apt-get upgrade" will only get the regular updates . . ( you get to say Y or N )
"apt-get dist-upgrade" will totally upgrade your distro to the latest version
"apt-get --help" for more info on apt-get
For Swaret the packages get stored in /var/swaret/sources The command "swaret --get KDE" will only download the packages and save them to /var/swaret/sources. Interrupted downloads will be checked and downloaded again, swaret performs a checksum on the packages. So if you burn the packages in /var/swaret/sources to CD you can always recover them.
"swaret --get kde" will only download the kde pakages
"swaret --dep" will check dependencies
"swaret --resume" will resume broken downloads
See also the dial-up remarks in the Swaret
-- Mar 18 2004 ( Revised Dec 11 2005 ) --