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Re: How to create an index file for a local collection of deb packages?


On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 07:08, Orange wrote:
> Hello.
> I run Debian Linux, and use dselect to select and install packages.
> I have a collection of about 1300 MB of my favorite required and
> desired packages in a subdirectory -- everything needed for a full
> system installation and then some, and would like to use that
> collection as the source of packages for local network installations
> where I use dselect to select and install a subset of those packages.
> The big gotcha is that dselect does not see a useable index file
> that somehow lists all of those packages.
> How can I make the required index file(s) so that dselect will be
> happy with that collection and that subdirectory as a source of
> packages?
> Thanks.

mini-dinstall works well for me, (although I did need to read the docs to 
set it up).

Andrew V.

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