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Re: Plans for debian-cd

Philip Charles <philipc@copyleft.co.nz> writes:

> On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, George Danchev wrote:
>> On Monday 13 June 2005 03:50, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> --cut--
>> >  * (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.
> Phil.

debmirror2 (comming now that sarge is out of the way) will have better
filter capabilities for that and reprepro (cvs version) can also be
used (see example in BTS for reprepro).


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