Re: apt-move, merge ??
> But here's the deal. I have multiple debian (potato) machines on my
> network, and only one with the disk space for a mirror. It's a server
> and doesn't have X installed. However, pretty much all the other Linux
> boxen on the net will have X installed.
> apt-get wouldn't work in the first place). Is there a straightforward
> way to merge the debs on the client box into my partial mirror on my
I have tried that but...
first I would download X to server, by just adding extra switch, which
just makes apt-get just download, not install.
apt-get install -d xserver-<server_type>
man apt-get says:
Download only; package files are only retrieved,
not unpacked or installed. Configuration Item:
and next I would move those packages to local partial mirror by
apt-move. Propably these are good candinates.
move Moves a collection of packages into the local mir-
ror tree. Uses existing master files (see get) to
repair any mangling done to the package names. Any
packages that aren't listed in the master files
will be left in the file cache directory.
Builds new local versions of Packages.gz and
or, if you want make deletions automagically, then:
local This is an alias, equivalent to 'move delete pack-
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