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Re: project: vitual partial mirror with CGI/dpkg-repack

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 07:05:16PM +0100, Robin Putters wrote:
> > The idea would be to write a cgi-script that automatically dpkg-repack the
> > package it is asked to deliver, so that we can build a virtual apt-get'able
> > partial mirror of the package installed on the box.
> > 
> > This would allow to upgrade a box from an already installed one without
> > any media.
> > 
> > I will not do it myself since I know nothing about CGI programming,
> > but I thing it could be fun and useful.
> > 
> What's wrong with apt-proxy?

You need access to an archive to build your local proxy and also this take 
lots of disk-space.

With dpkg-repack, you just need to have the package installed, you do not
need to have it in the apt cache in particular.

If you want to update a dozen of random packages, it is tedious to do
dpkg-repack manually, but it is a waste to maintain a *real* partial mirror for

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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