Re: Plans for debian-cd
On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, George Danchev wrote:
> On Monday 13 June 2005 03:50, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > * (Related) Stop using apt-ftparchive. This is now one of the most
> > time-consuming steps in a CD build, and is unnecessary. Instead, it
> > should be possible to parse the Packages and Sources files that we
> > have to start with. Then, generate Packages and Sources files for
> > the CDs as we copy the relevant files into the temporary tree.
> There has been already some kind of code around which should be investigated
> how to be involved in such situations. The package debmirror scans
> Packages/Sources files and supports --include and --exclude options which
> should be possible to achive a partial mirror with just desired packages
> feeded by debian-cd. I'm not sure if apt-move could be of any help here also.
debmirror is too limited as it stands, but may contain some useful code.
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