Re: Symple method to transfer some packages from Desktop system to laptop Debian Etch system?
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On 01/26/08 23:10, Celejar wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:29:00 -0600
> Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> (Please, shorter -- but not too short -- subjects...)
>> On 01/26/08 18:21, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 01:12:39AM +0100, Paul Csanyi wrote:
>>>> I have a Desktop Debian GNU/Linux Etch with network connection,
>>>> and a laptop with installed only Debian GNU/Linux from netinstall.iso,
>>>> but laptop has not network connection.
>>>> Is it a method how to "copy" some more debian packages from
>>>> my desktop Debian Etch to laptop Debian Etch, say with USB drive?
>>> sure, just cp the .debs from /var/cache/apt/archives and then install
>> Or install apt-proxy on the desktop system, and point the laptop's
>> sources.list at the desktop instead of the "real" sources.
> He says the laptop has no network connection - see above.
So he does. Then he must copy the contents of
/var/cache/apt/archives piecemeal via DVD-R, or similar method.
Or... realize that difficult choices must be made when dealing with
old hardware. In this case, the Desktop needs to download a DVD
.iso, or the first couple of CD .ISOs, and have the laptop install
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
because I hate vegetables!"
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