Re: apt as dftp replacement ?
Joseph Carter <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Jul 03, 1998 at 10:16:43AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Sorry, I'm too lazy to work through all of apt, perhaps somebody else has
> > > tried this: Is it possible to use apt as replacement for dftp's offline
> > > feature ?
> > If this option is not in apt (and I think it isn't there), please
> > add it. A lot of people like me with slow home connections and fast
> > work ones really need it. Ciao,
> I don't know how dftp works, however apt can use a local mirror so it can
> probably make use of something kinda like this now.
I thought the question was something else. Perhaps I can rephrase.
Can I use apt to check the status of packages and inform me of what
packages should be upgraded? It might look like
apt-get --list-only upgrade > home_machine_packages_needed
I then go to the office and use the home_machine_packages_needed file
to write a zip disk that has exactly those packages. I return home
with that zip disk, put it in the machine and run
dpkg -i /zip/*.deb
Well, maybe I will still want to use apt in some way to install the
packages because apt seems to be very smart about package ordering and
The basic idea is that I want to know what should be upgraded without
actually doing the downloading of some relatively large .deb files. I
can easily pick them up the next day at the office and put them on
I would prefer not to have to make the zip disk file structure look
like an abbreviated mirror.
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