Re: piuparts offline
Since I had several hours to kill while I am on the airplane without
access to a full mirror, I decided to give approx offline a try.
Approx has a configuration '$offline true' which is off by default,
but when enabled, it will serve outdated Packages files etc.
I'm right now debugging qemubuilder, and it seems to be working. You
need to have already downloaded the relevant packages, so it's only
useful for regression testing purposes; maybe some setup of renewing
the cache hot before leaving connectivity might be a plus.
At Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:24:15 +0100,
Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 03/02/09 at 12:49 +0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >>>>> "HL" == Holger Levsen <email@example.com> writes:
> > HL> tags 512458 +wontfix
> > HL> thanks
> > HL> Hi,
> > HL> On Montag, 2. Februar 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >>> Just use a local approx mirror.
> > >> I'm saying that if anybody knows how to use piuparts (and/or pbuilder)
> > >> offline, then please add an example to the documentation.
> > HL> You wrote those lines just quoted below the, albeit small, howto. Amazing.
> > HL> As you seem to be unwilling to follow the suggestion to provide a
> > HL> patch for the piuparts documentation how to use piuparts offline
> > HL> together with the approx package, I'm tagging this bug wontfix, as
> > HL> I dont have any interest to fix it.
> > HL> Feel free to provide a patch, I might include it. Else I will
> > HL> close this bug in a month.
> > HL> regards,
> > HL> Holger
> > I am saying I do not know how to use piuparts offline. Therefore I am
> > unable to provide a patch. I am saying if there is anyone who could
> > document how to use piuparts offline, then I wish they would please
> > kindly document how, with all the steps, starting from poff(1). Thank you.
> You are being annoying.
> There's no such things as "running piuparts offline". What you want is
> to run piuparts, and find a way to download or find all the debs that
> are necessary without reaching a remote mirror.
> We pointed to different solutions:
> - using a full local mirror (but you would need to mirror all of Debian)
> - using a local cache/proxy, such as approx, that would have the .debs
> you need if you first run piuparts online once on the packages you are
> interested in, before running it offline.
> If you don't know how to set up a local mirror or approx, you probably
> shouldn't be using piuparts anyway.
> Also, please configure your mailer correctly, and set up a realname.
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