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Re: a simple script for restoring downloaded debs

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:23:15AM -0400, songbird wrote:
> >songbird wrote:
> >>   the other night i accidentally deleted the debs i
> >> normally keep in the /var/cache/apt/archives directory
> >> and while i do keep a backup of them in another
> >> directory it is along with all the previous versions


>   it's a rather huge archive (i think about 18000 
> debs), but yes that would be another way of doing
> it.  i think the flaw is that you would lose the
> local, obsolete or debs from unofficial sources
> that you no longer keep in the sources.list (but
> i would have to verify this).

Are you aware of snapshot.debian.org? Save yourself time and anxiety. :)

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