Re: Is there another way to do apt-get dist-upgrade with a slow internet connection?
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 08:35:24 -0500, Antonio Rodriguez wrote:
>> 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.
Yes, the assumption is:
Before going to work, run:
apt-get -y --print-uris dist-upgrade >file-list
- Email file-list to work or take it on a floppy
- D/L all the debs on the list or, if there are a lot, just the big ones
Programming without a hex editor is like watchmaking without a hammer.