Re: Updating a non-networked laptop
On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:29:59PM +0000, Joe Milbourn wrote:
> Once upon a time, Sir Likosin said:
> > I have a Debian/Knoppix laptop without a network connection and a dekstop
> > machine running redhat9. I installed knoppix 3.2, and so I want to update.
> > How can apt-get packages and burn them to a cd, while satisfying
> > dependencies? Thanks,
> I think apt-zip should do what you want...
> To quote the package description:
> Update a non-networked computer using apt and removable media
> These scripts simplify the process of using dselect and apt on a
> non-networked Debian box, using removable media like ZIP floppies.
> One generates a `fetch' script (supporting backends such as wget and
> lftp, in a modular, extensible way) to be run on a host with better
> connectivity, check space constraints of your removable media, and
> then install the package on your Debian box.
True but for the long run to keep up with unstable, you may still want
to netwrk through
* serial line
and use PPP. If your desktop is networked linux, you may still be able
to get to net without network card.