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Re: Local package repositories

On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 07:41:49PM -0400, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 21:30:44 +0200
> David Fokkema <dfokkema@ileos.nl> wrote:
> > Anyone seen this before? If not, anyone using local package repositories
> > and if so, how did you set it up?
> When I first wanted a local archive, I used apt-move. It moves the packages
> from /var/cache/apt (where they're normally downloaded) into an old-style
> Debian package archive. I used it for about a year and a half, and I loved
> it.
> The advantage is that you download only the packages you want/need, and you
> only download them once. apt-move takes care of sorting the packages into
> directories and making index files.
> When I wanted a more complete archive, I just blew away my apt-move
> hierarchy and started from scratch (the directory layout is different now).

Wow! Apt-move can work on any set of packages and can create a partial
mirror of installed packages only! Now I know I should've run apt-cache
search mirror. Great, thanks!


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