Re: Dselect file list generation
Is it also possible to feed that generated list back into apt-get on
my work linux box so that the packages can be automatically
downloaded to disk for burning on CD-ROM (but *not* installed
on the work Linux box?
What Tal says
apt-get -d install [files]
will download, but not install.
is perfect. But you need to put 70 files in the [ ... ].
I would use
apt-get -s dselect-upgrade > list
to put the write the output of the command in the file list.
Then you have to edit the file list in such a way that it looks like this
apt-get -d install 1st new package to install
.... this for all such packages
apt-get -d upgrade 1st old package to be upgraded
.... the same for all such packages.
You can do this editing job quite quickly if you use emacs.
Then you save all this text in a file called tentative-script in a directory where you have space enough for all the packages.
Go in this directory and do
This should download the files .deb in the directory.
There is probably some much better way of doing it, but I am just a newbie.