Re: Bug#33006: "Offline-queue" access method for apt
On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Florian Laws wrote:
> It would be nice if apt had a special method for offline use.
> It should spool all requests for new packages into a file
> that could be taken to an other machine with a good internet
> connection by removable media.
There is presently two ways to do exactly this with APTv3.
The first is to copy the status file to another machine and use the
configuration directives to make the other APT use it. You'd also use the
configuration directives to make the other APT use a cache directory on
the removable media - it would then download the files and you could take
them over to the other machine.
The next option is to use apt-get --print-uris (in CVS) to print out a
lits of all the files that need to be fetched, you can then feed them to
whatever program you like.
With the first option you can also convince APT to fetch and transfer
index files rather easially. Look in the apt.conf man page for pointers.