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

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 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/

This doesn't let me install new packages without looking up the section. I
typically use dpkg to install a new package, which is not already selected
for installation.

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

Yep, I use dselect for that type of thing. The use of the directory with the
symlinks is different.

see shy jo

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