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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
 * parport
 * USB

and use PPP.  If your desktop is networked linux, you may still be able 
to get to net without network card.

> HTH,
> Joe

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