Re: Using apt-get with a PPP connection
On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 09:57:32AM +0100, Milan Zamazal wrote:
> >>>>> "LP" == Laurent Pelecq <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> LP> It could be possible for example to let the Linux apt-get/dpkg
> LP> unpack the debs using --root and just run a `dpkg --pending
> LP> --configure' on the Hurd. It's not a big difference but such
> LP> things make life easier... I don't know if it's possible
> LP> actually.
> I see, it's a good idea. I think a primitive, but usable, method is to
> dpkg --root=... --recursive --unpack .../var/cache/apt/archives/
> after apt and after success to move all packages from the cache
> elsewhere (e.g. with apt-move).
Look at dpkg-hurd. It's not possible because of preinst scripts, so
dpkg-hurd moves those out of the way. But you come very close. I also
filed a bug about the preinst stuff (a long time ago).
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