Re: Create install-CD from /var/cache/apt?
Sorry I have taken a while to respond.
Unfortunately I will be away from my Debian boxes until monday, so I can't
start investigating your suggestions before then.
Meanwhile perhaps we can come a little further with some questions.
It seems rsync could be needed for your solution? (Sorry, I'm not very technically
One thought I had was: would it work simply copying the /var/cache/apt tree
to a CD, mount that CD on /var/cache/apt, and get dselect to use the contents
on the CD that way?
Would that require the same Internet source in sources.list that I used on
the first computer to fetch and install the first time?
I.e. would an Internet connection be needed on subsequent installs on the
One problem I thought of with installing from a "real" installation CD would
be that the packages would be cached on the new computer also. In my case
I can not be sure that there will be enough space on the harddisc for that.
Hence the above idea.
Hope this sets some things in motion at your end.