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Re: I have apt on RH, now i want dselect (or capt or sth. like that)

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 01:27:40PM -0400, David Z. Maze (dmaze@MIT.EDU) wrote:
> Karsten M Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:
> KMS> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 05:42:41PM +0200, Piotr Krukowiecki (piotr@pingu.ii.uj.edu.pl) wrote:
>  PK> I have installed apt on RedHat, it works ok (e.g apt-get update
>  PK> && apt-get -d install sth)
> KMS> 
> KMS> Using two different package management systems on a single system
> KMS> is a ***BAD*** idea.  You are violating the fundamental advantage
> KMS> of either system: single-point, centralized coordination of
> KMS> packages and dependencies on the system.
> It sounds like what he's actually trying to do is to install APT on a
> machine with good connectivity, and using APT in download-only mode to 
> download packages to local disk.  He then copies the files to some
> other medium, uses SneakerNet to bring them over to his machine
> without connectivity, and installs them locally.
> This is all well and good and reasonable, but I don't know how to
> answer his question.  :-)

    man apt-zip?

I haven't used it, but my understanding is that this is what it's for.
You make your requests on the Debian box, then sneakernet storage from
some other box, though I don't know what it wants on it.

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