Re: trying to combine apt-cdrom and apt-get install.....
On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 12:42:20AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> >why are you not just pulling packages from the net?
> I could do it, but I prefer using the DVDs. My idea is to get to a state
> where I bootstrap download DVD images using jigdo and thus minimise the
> load on the debian servers and also to then exclusively use the DVDs
> locally on my machine from then on permanently so as to further reduce
> antisocial load on the servers.
> This is the idea. I am have also installed Debian on my machine at work
> and am now about to put it on another one in the laboratory (I run my own
> company so I can choose the OS for the business as it grows). These are
> old machines so they run on CD drives not DVDs but they are not connected
> to the internet. If I get more capital into the business I would get some
> more and newer machines but probably not have an internet link to all of
> them. So CDs and DVDs are useful to me.
Another alternative is to use a hard drive (either in a USB
enclosure if your old computers have USB, or an internal IDE you move
around) that you have connected to your main box and use it for an
apt-proxy (or other such package) repository of the packages that you