Re: Help with apt
Subject: Re: Help with apt
Date: Mon, May 10, 1999 at 05:16:55AM -0400
In reply to:Mitch Blevins
Quoting Mitch Blevins(email@example.com):
> In foo.debian-user, you wrote:
> > Not so much dselect, but dpkg yes. I have a dialup connection and
> > sometimes I download a package over more than one dialup session, save it
> > in a directory and install it with dpkg.
> > I have tried apt, but could not get it to install a package from a
> > directory on my hard disk - which is frustrating. It seems to me apt is
> > looking for the same directory structure that the debian mirrors have and
> > I am not going to mirror the whole structure on my hard disk.
> apt will assume a Debian archive structure unless you end your sources.list
> line with a directory separater. For example, if your deb files are in
> /home/jhspies/debian/mydebs/*, you would need to following line.
> deb file:/home/jhspies/debian mydebs/
Don't you need a Packages file in that dir for that to work?
> Unsubscribe? mail -s unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.org < /dev/null
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
-- Isaac Asimov
Wayne T. Topa <email@example.com>