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Re: Package Download Tool?

APT (http://packages.debian.org/{stable|testing|unstable}/base/apt)
Which is a frontend for DPKG (http://packages.debian.org/{stable|testing|unstable}/base/dpkg)

ms419@freezone.co.uk wrote:

Is there a tool to quickly download, for a given architecture, a given package & its dependancies?

I've been doing a lot of cross development & find myself downloading lots of packages using the Debian web interface. Good as Debian's web interface is, this is tedious.

Investigating apt-get, I found: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=197424 but I can't figure out how to stipulate an architecture to aptitude (-a powerpc, or something) or download depended packages.

I need a tool to quickly download (& optionally extract, in one step) packages for a stipulated architecture, & there dependancies. Anyone know of a solution?

I thought that Debian, with a repository of cross architecture binaries, & the oldest package tools, would be great for cross development - but thus far, it's been surprisingly difficult!



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