On 29/10/06 01:05:30, Martin Guy wrote:
5. Currently, it overwrites the .deb if it already exists (because it no longer calls wget) - presumably that would be better if it simply skips the --get if the .deb filename exists?It would be nice if it were idempotent, ie if it gets interrupted and then run again, it will work ok even if there are partially-fetched files lying around, so I would vote for a size check followed by a wget -c if it is incomplete, or just wget -c anyway - that downloads or continues to a file in the current (or specified) dir.
It doesn't use wget anymore, but a size check can be done.
My need to switching repo according to the whether the package turns out to be a *_all.deb or a *_<arch>.deb is rather unusual and probably not worth confronting in a general-purpose script unless it drops out as an simple consequence.
Nevertheless, there is a good reason to support additional mirrors that are not listed in /etc/apt/sources.list now that this is used directly. Support for this is implicit in how Wookey's bash script worked and how the perl script needs to operate.
Nice work! M
Thanks. -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.data-freedom.org/ http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/
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