Re: apt-get etiquette
On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:35:06 +0000, RichardA wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:16:57 +0100, Andreas Janssen
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Like urmpi, apt uses a local cache to save downloaded packages. You
>> can find them in /var/cache/apt/archives. If you reinstall you can
>> copy the files you saved from the cache back and after updating the
>> package lists, apt will automatically use them instead of downloading
>> them again, at least if there isn't a newer version on the server. You
>> can also delete obsolete files from the cache using the auoclean
>> function of apt-get.
> Got that. It'll save me a little time, and the mirror some traffic.
>> You might also want to take a look at apt-move (you can get package
>> descriptions from <http://packages.debian.org>, but it seems to be
>> down right now).
> Still down.
You can also see package descriptions by using apt-cache or dpkg-www.
This from testing:
$ apt-cache show apt-move
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <email@example.com>
Depends: bc, coreutils, dash | ash, libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3, libc6 (>=
2.3.2-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.3.1-1), libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.1-1)
Description: Maintain Debian packages in a package pool
apt-move is used to move a collection of Debian package files into a
proper archive hierarchy as is used in the official Debian archive. It is
intended as a tool to help manage the apt-get(8) file cache, but could be
configured to work with any collection of Debian packages.
Running apt-move periodically will assist in managing the resulting
partial mirror by optionally removing obsolete packages, and creating
valid local Packages.gz files. It can also build a partial or complete
local mirror of a Debian binary distribution (including an
``installed-packages only'' mirror).
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