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Re: apt with smbmount

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999 09:08:07 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm installing slink on a friend's old '486, with a CD rom which is
>smbmounted from a drive on his win98 box.
>I can access the .deb files okay, and can do 'dpkg -i file.deb', but
>'apt-get install <package>' is broken because the symlinks on the CD
>aren't followed.
>Is there any way to get apt-get to work on an smbmounted CD rom?

You need a recent apt (for example apt- which by no doubt is
outdated by now) and apt.conf:

|mh@torres[4/121]:~$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
|   CDRom
|   {
|      Mount "/mnt/cdrom";
|      "/mnt/cdrom/"
|      {
|        Mount "smbmount //janeway/cdrom /mnt/cdrom -U user -P password";
|        UMount "umount /mnt/cdrom";
|      }
|    }

The smbmount command line is for a 2.0.x style kernel, that line must
mount the cd-rom without doing and interactive things like asking for
a password.


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