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Re: Non-mail idea (was Re: idea for a new debian mailserver?)

> So as not to be completely negative, it seems to be that with a little
> creative script writing, a mirror script could be set up to run at night
> which compares the current packages on your system to the ones available
> in the archive. It could then download the required packages so that they
> are waiting to install the next morning. Some extra configuration could go
> into this such as having it mail a list of newly avaiable packages to
> yourself, a limit on the number of kb or mb to download, packages names to
> exclude, choice to include new packages as well as upgrades. That would
> seem handy to people with slow links.

This is almost precisely what "dftp" does.

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