Re: apt-get wrapper for maintaining Partial Mirrors
Joseph Rawson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> BTW, the subject of this thread is "apt-get wrapper for maintaining Partial
> Mirrors". The solution I'm proposing is "a simple tool for maintaining
> Partial Mirrors" (which could possibly be wrapped by apt-get later).
> I think that just pursuing an "apt-get wrapper" leads to some complications
> that could be avoided by creating the "partial mirror tool" first, then
> looking at wrapping it later. One complication might be "how do handle
> apt-get remove", and another might be "how to handle sid libraries that
> disappear from official repository, yet local machines must have them".
Ahh, so maybe I completly misread that part.
Do you mean a wrapper around apt-get so that "apt-get install foo" on
any client would automatically add "foo" to the list of packages being
mirrored on the server?
If so then you can configure a post invoke hook in apt that will copy
the dpkg status file of the host to the server [as status.$(hostname)]
and then use those on the server to generate the filter for
reprepro. I think I still have a script for that somewhere but it is
easy enough to rewrite.