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Re: using apt to install system to another partition

On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 03:49:41PM -0400, Fred Heitkamp wrote:
> I want to make a backup debian installation on another disk or partition.
> Is it possible to use apt or dpkg from a running system to install a
> completely independent debian install on this other disk?  I do not
> want the installing system to be affected in any way.
> It looks like the dpkg --root=<some other disk partition> might work.
> Using apt would probably be more convienient though I didn't see
> a "--root" option in the man page.

You might want to take a look at pbuilder. At least the part where you
create the jail.

You then have to remove the destry part, but that will do for most of

$ apt-cache show pbuilder
Description: personal package builder for Debian packages
 pbuilder constructs a chroot system, and builds a package inside the


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