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Re: Debian pkg-handling tools, how to do this?

On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 10:47:26AM +1000, Chris Kenrick wrote:
> On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 08:21:56PM -0400, Soren Andersen wrote:
> > Hello, my Daily Friends at Debian-Users-central,
> <snipped some details here>
> > Using Debian package-management tools, is there a way in which I can
> > achive this aim: ask for the *dependencies* of a package named (like
> > "heimdal-dev") to be *downloaded* to the current directory, but not
> > installed (!!!) -- just fetched so I can transfer them to my (mostly
> > -offline) other system, where they are actually needed?
> > 
> > Does anyone know, has somebody already written this? :-)

> How about apt-get using --download-only flag.  It will put them in
> /var/cache/apt/archives, and you can then copy/remove the .deb files
> from there.  Mind you this will download the heimdal-dev file as well.

Thanks Chris, that sounds pretty good. After writing it also occured to
me that some would argue that what I described is what "apt-zip" is for.

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