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Re: apt-get tricks



on Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 07:49:58PM -0500, Rich Renomeron (renomero@yahoo.com) wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a CD-ROM-less laptop running the original 2.2 and a set of
> official 2.2r2 CD's, and I would like to use them to upgrade without
> having to connect to the internet.  Is there any way, documented or
> otherwise, that I can use a network-shared CD-ROM drive (NFS, SMB) on
> another machine and still use the multi-CD capability of apt?

Not sure.  Why not just copy archive to disk then though?  It's far
faster than CDR, particularly over a network and multiple users.

> Another question: Do the archives listed in /etc/apt/sources.list have
> to have the correct Debian directory structure?  I would like to have
> apt-get look into an unorganized directory of deb files (specifically a
> copy of the contents of /var/cache/apt/archives on another machine) so I
> don't have to download the same set of packages twice for each machine.

You want to explore either mirroring archives or setting up a squid
proxy, which, with sufficient space, will do what you're looking for
transparently.


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