Re: Embedding one .deb inside another
On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 4:59 AM, Joe Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm having an issue with distributing a .deb package that has a dependency
> on another .deb package that might not be in an available repository (or the
> target may not have a network connection at the time of installation). What
> I'd like to do, ideally, is embed the dependency inside the parent package.
That is a really weird thing to want to do and is certainly not
something to be encouraged. Normally one would just use dependency
resolution. Is there some reason you cannot just put both packages in
a repository (Debian main or otherwise) and use apt as per normal?
If you're looking for a way to download packages from another system
and install them on an offline machine via sneakernet, try apt-zip or
one of the alternatives listed on the wiki page: