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Re: dpkg feature implementation

On Tue, 5 Jan 2010 13:55:34 +0530, dE . wrote:
> The solution that I'm proposing is a super dep package. A single
> 'sdebp' file which's suppose to install a singe software (mostly a
> meta package for e.g kde) but contains all dependencies which might be
> required by the package relative to a fresh OS install. A command to
> make dpkg install this package will make it check all the dependencies
> which are required to be installed from this super deb package in the
> current system. Thus only the required will be installed to satisfy
> the dependency of the meta package.

This is an overly complicated solution to an already solved problem.
Just mount the debian dvd/cd isos using the "loop" option (can be
done automatically with an appropriate /etc/fstab) and add the mounted
path to your apt sources.list.

Best wishes,

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