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Re: Using apt-get with a PPP connection

On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 09:57:32AM +0100, Milan Zamazal wrote:
> >>>>> "LP" == Laurent Pelecq <laurent.pelecq@soleil.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
> run
>   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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