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remote package archive

i have a laptop, and i have a desktop. the desktop has about 28 more gigs than
the laptop, hence i'd like to put as much as possible on the desktop.

hence, i wanted to hase the /var/cache/apt/archive on the desktop, and nothing
on the laptop. (btw, i am on a dialup, so i like to keep my package archive for
reinstalls and the likes)

now, i realize that i can put a path to the desktop archive (be it mounted, or
via ftp) in /etc/apt/sources.list, however if i were to download a package on
the laptop, it wouldn't go to the desktop, it would go directly to the laptop;
furthermore, i think when a package were to be taken out of any location
provided by the sources.list file, it is copied to /var/cache/apt/archive. this
defeats the purpose.

if someone has any ideas, i'd appreciate it.

darkhaven (aka - shawn wilson / kg4gxu)

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