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Re: using apt and aptitude for cross-building

+++ Geoff O'Callaghan [06-01-03 15:31 +1100]:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 03:14 +0000, Wookey wrote:
> > +++ Nikita V. Youshchenko [05-12-29 11:32 +0300]:

> > Also does no-one else know how to make apt-get just download a binary
> > package? (or aptitude use an apt conf file) Is it not possible without
> > writing some code?
> You mean like apt-get -d  ?

as I explained in the original mail, -d does not stop dependency checking,
so if you just want to download one package, irrespective of dependencies
(in this case because I want a particualar arm package for cross-compiling)
then it doesn't help. (aptitude download does do what I want, but there
seems to be no way to point it at an apt.conf file specifying all the
non-standard directories I want it to use).

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