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Re: Dependencies in Dir w/ Many .deb Files


Kenneth Jacker (<khj@be.cs.appstate.edu>) wrote:

> I have a slow Internet connection at home.  :-(
> I can't yet use apt-zip since my home 'ppp' link still doesn't work
> (non-"8 bit clean" issues) thus prohibiting me from updating the apt
> database via the net.  :-(
> So, in order to temporarily keep my home system current, I am doing
> the following:
>   o  Updating my office system (both are running pretty much
>      the same configuration of 'sarge')
>   o Copying all the newly installed debs on the office machine from
>     /var/cache/apt/archive to removable media
>   o  Bringing that media home and copying the deb files to my home
>   hard drive
>   o  Finally, I run "dpkg -i *.deb" on those newly transferred file
> The problem with this approach is "*.deb" orders alphabetically
> instead of by dependency.  I must iteratively run the above command
> placing needed debs before the final "*.deb" argument.  That takes
> time (and patience)!
> QUESTION: is there some option to 'dpkg' or another command/script
> that
>           will generate the file names in an order such that the
>           dependencies are met?

You can:

- Copy the files in /var/lib/apt/lists from the office machine as well
- Use apt-move on the office machine to move the downloaded files into a
hierarchy that you can add to your sources.list on your home computer,
e.g. using apt-cdrom
- Read the apt-offline howto

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com>
PGP-Key-ID: 0xDC801674 ICQ #17079270
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