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Re: Single package mirror with its dependencies

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> Is there a piece of code out there that would allow me to make a
> mirror of a single package -- in my case 'libgtk2.0-dev' -- which
> will also pull all its dependencies.  I want to avoid downloading
> the entire iso images and I don't have a network at home.

I think perhaps you are wanting the 'apt-zip' package.

  apt-cache show apt-zip
   These scripts simplify the process of using dselect and apt on a
   non-networked Debian box, using removable media like ZIP floppies.
   One generates a `fetch' script (supporting backends such as wget and
   lftp, in a modular, extensible way) to be run on a host with better
   connectivity, check space constraints of your removable media, and
   then install the package on your Debian box.

> I want a simple situation where I would do 'apt-cdrom add'.
> The reason is that I'm trying to run this package (sarge's) on hoary
> but it is uninstallable.  So I would like to download the hoary
> version. Help!!!

Basically Ubuntu and Debian have become two different distros and are
not completely interchangable.  This is creating a lot of discussion
among the various maintainers.  I have learned a few new words in my
vocabulary from reading the discussion.  :-)  Actually the discussion
is fairly civil.  A lot of it is on debian-devel for the curious.

By mixing distros you are bound to run into problems.  if you need to
port a package to your system it would be better to download the
source and rebuild it on your system.


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