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Re: Is there another way to do apt-get dist-upgrade with a slow internet connection?

On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 07:38:48AM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 12:02:57 +0530, Rishi Gangoly wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I use Knoppix 3.2 at home.
> > I have an extreemly slow dial up connection to the NET from here.
> > However, the speed in my office is super fast.
> > 
> > One option to do a dist-upgrade would be to take the computer to the office 
> > and do it over the week-end, but I was wondering if there was an alternative 
> > to that..
> > 
> > Something on the lines off downloading the files in the office and copy on a 
> > CDROM. Then tell apt-get to look for the dist-upgrade from the CDROM..
> > 
> > Is this doable?
> > Any tips / advice on which software to download or man page to read?
> > 
> You could simply copy the .debs which you want from one of the mirrors,
> put them on a CD, take it home and copy the .debs off the CD into
> /var/cache/apt/archives on your PC and do the dist-upgrade.  You don't
> have to get all the debs, just ones which you know are big.
 I would add: check dependencies, since you might not notice some
 required debs that might be BIG for a dial-up. In which case, put
 them into the CD.

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