Re: [ANNOUNCE]: apt-method-rsh (ITP, etc...)
I downloaded and installed this, now I would like to know a rsh URL to add
to my sources.list so I can test it.
PS. The URL you provided had a typo:
On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> I've written this method based on existing code in apt. It uses the
> libapt-pkg API. Control info follows:
> Package: apt-method-rsh
> Source: apt-method-rsh
> Version: 1.0
> Section: utils
> Priority: extra
> Architecture: any
> Recommends: rsh-client | ssh
> Maintainer: Ben Collins <email@example.com>
> Description: RSH (and compatible) method for apt
> This package provides an alternative method to apt using rsh or similar
> programs. In other words if your package archive is available via a
> remote system using rsh, you can add rsh URI's to your apt sources.list
> and then use it the same as you would an HTTP or FTP archive. The method
> supports single-session connections for multiple transfers and also
> As you can see this boasts a few key features including:
> - Single-session connections. This means the method only connects via rsh
> once, and then pipes the data over it as opposed to calling ssh for
> each file.
> - After installing this you can use rsh and ssh URI's in sources.list,
> plus support other rsh type programs (such as kerberos rsh) simply by
> making a symlink of the appropriate name to the rsh method in
> /usr/lib/apt/methods/ (the same that was done for ssh).
> - Supports resuming partial transfers.
> - Supports checking file size and time stamps prior to transfering to
> avoid retranfers an assure local is in sync with remote.
> You can download source and i386/sparc packages from:
> I wont be uploading this to the archive untill some people test it and check
> for bugs. The source code is only a day old, so it is surely not perfect
> (plus I can't program C++ worth squat, so there are a lot of C'isms and
> possibly some misunderstood code).
> / Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \
> ` firstname.lastname@example.org -- email@example.com -- firstname.lastname@example.org '