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Re: keeping multiple debian machines in sync / dselect & dependecies

This brings up another point -- why can't dselect list the order in which
deb files should be installed for me?  Or can it and I just don't know? 
Right now, when you use dselect, it seems to just try to install packages
in alphabetical-recursive order (which is why I run into catch-22 problems
such as not being able to install ghostview because gs-aladdin is not
installed, but not installing gs-aladdin because ghostview failed to

If I could get it to generate a script that issues dpkg -iOEGB <deb files>
in the right order without me having to manually construct such a tree as
you suggest below, that would be a large step in the right direction.

On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Paul Wade wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Rick Hawkins wrote:
> >
> > just off the top of my head, but how about using deselect to select the
> > packages, then replacing /var/lib/dpkg/status on the other machines with
> > this file from the master?  Then master downloads the files by ftp (or
> > whatever), and the others get their files from master?
> This works for me. I often have to do this when playing with the bo
> packages. You could easily put it in a script with proper checking of
> dpkg exit() codes. 
> 1) nfs is used (/mirrors/debian is a symlink to /mnt/dx2/mirrors/debian)
> 2) use dselect or view Packages to get dependencies
> 3) something like this:
> 	cd /mirrors/debian/bo/libs
> 	dpkg -i neededlib1*
> 	dpkg -i neededlib2*
> 	cd ../admin
> 	dpkg -i wantedapp*

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