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Re: Why do we need a base *section*?

>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> writes:

Joey> Even easier, I have a local debian mirror, and I just symlink
Joey> every .deb file on the mirror into a single subdirectory. Now I
Joey> don't have to worry about what section any package is in, I just
Joey> type dpkg -i /var/mirror/debian/all/foo<tab> and let my shell
Joey> find it.

	Even easier, you do not have to create a directory like that:

 # dpkg -BORGiE /var/spool/mirror/debian/hamm/hamm/binary-i386/
 # dpkg -BORGiE /var/spool/mirror/debian/hamm/contrib/binary-i386/
 # dpkg -BORGiE /var/spool/mirror/debian/hamm/non-free/binary-i386/
 # dpkg -BORGiE /var/spool/mirror/debian/dists/non-us/hamm/binary-i386/

Joey> I wonder if such a directory would be useful on the ftp sites?

	Since you can use the -R option of dpkg, I don't know if this
 is worth the trouble; dpkg-ftp already does this.

 "You get what you settle for." Thelma and Louise
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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