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Re: pbuilder - how to use existing apt cache?

On Son, 2003-03-16 at 11:53, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Since I'm behind a 64-k ISDN line, I would like pbuilder to use cached
> packages from /var/cache/apt/archives, if available instead of
> unconditionally downloading all the stuff. But unfortunately,
> /var/cache/apt/archives doesn't seem to be accessible from within the
> chroot.
> Well, I could run dpkg-scanpackages on /var/cache/apt/archives and make
> the files available through a local web server which then could be added
> to the pbuilderrc as OTHERMIRROR. But wouldn't pbuilder try MIRRORSITE
> first anyway, so that OTHERMIRROR remains completely unused?
> Is there a 'canonical' way to achive what I'm asking for?

I simply use APTCACHE=/var/cache/apt/archives/, it copies the contents
into the chroot first and copies back the newly downloaded debs.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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