Re: Getting dselect and apt-* to work from a local file system
You need to set up your own packages repository, including Packages files.
Dselect and apt need a "Packages" file to tell them about the available
packages. For your private package repository, you must generate these
yourself using dpkg-scanpackages. It can be found in package dpkg-dev.
Finally, set up a deb uri in your sources.list that points to your homebrew
If you have any problems at it, just post about it to the list.
In order to do that, I assume I need to download the dpkg-dev package by
hand and install it by hand. And not only it, but also the four packages on
which it depends, and perhaps the recommended and two suggested ones. Is
this correct? How would I do that, download them to my Windows partition,
transfer them to my Linux partition, and then type something like apt-get
-install "package name" for each of the packages I am going to do by hand? I
have never installed a package before, so these will be my first. Would
/dists/stable/main/binary-i386 be the appropriate directory to download
these first packages to, as well as all future packages, with the possible
exception that they may be contrib or non-free instead of main? Lastly,
would the sources.list line read "deb file:/ stable main contrib non-free",
without the quotation marks? It's already set up to something like that, but
I could change it if necessary. Thank you so much for helping me with this.
This is sounding pretty promising.
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