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Re: /var/cache/apt/archives

On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 03:00:55PM -0500, Christopher W Aiken wrote:
> I want to install Debian 2.2 to a second machine.  I have
> used "apt-get" to get and install a whole lot of stuff
> (over 65MB of files) on my first machine.  After I install 
> on my second machine can I copy "/var/cache/apr/archives" from 
> the first to my second machine and do a "dpkg -i *.deb" to
> install all this info?   Is there a better way?  What
> would be the "prefered way"?

I would think it would be better to copy the .deb's to /var/cache/apt/archives
on your second machine and just apt-get install the packages.  If they're in the
cache, it shouldn't try to d/l them again.


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