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Re: Find complete set of debs

On Thu, 6 Sep 2007 15:45:28 +0200
Adrian von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> wrote:

> How can I (more or less efficiently - I do have a script but it's
> very crude and probably buggy) download all .debs (and for bonus
> points the source pkgs, too) that belong to some .deb that I have
> (same src package, same version)?

You mean each architecture?

apt-cross is one start - it will be easier with the new rewrite (0.2.9)
but that isn't ready for an upload yet. It isn't something it was
designed to do - it would mean a lot of cache downloads for the first
run but much quicker for subsequent runs.

The alternative is that the filename in each mirror is predictable for
each arch - a simple reg exp should be sufficient. If you like working
in Perl, you could look at the SVN code for apt-cross
(www.emdebian.org) and adapt that. (The new version works with
libapt-pkg-perl and apt-get.)

The cache handling in that code could also detect the .dsc and that
would provide the rest of the data.

Just some ideas.


Neil Williams

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