Re: Using apt-get/dselect to download from a un-official repository.
Nick Hastings wrote:
Okay, so, I tried that and dselect's showing the information for the
packages in the repository (thankyou! :) ). Unfortunately, the guy who
put it together
hasn't tested the repository and has written the Packages.gz badly. The
addresses for all the files start with ./ , which apt-get can't
interpret in an address (from the looks of the errors) and rightly so.
I've confirmed this by looking at the file in Mozilla.
* Joseph Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> [031022 10:31]:
I'd like to download xfree86 4.3.0 from this repository:
I found it whilst Googling round for 4.3.0 for Debian, it was mentioned
in a mailing list archive. Could anyone tell me how I would go about
installing from this repository (so I can play UT2003 and Quake3
fullscreen (long story, stupid graphics card)).
Looks like you need to add
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/ i386/
to you /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
You can fin out more my reading the sources.list man page or the
# apt-get install apt-howto-en
then look at
Is there any way of fixing this? The way I would do it if I knew that
apt-get could do it would be to download the Packages.gz, remove all the
./ , save and point apt-get at the new package file. Is this possible
without downloading all the packages from the repository and effectively
building a new repository locally? Or is it possible to make a local
Packages.gz point at the remote files by using the full address?
Thanks again :)