Re: Upgrading with a low data cap
On 10/10/2018 08:01 AM, Alexandre Rossi wrote:
Something just brought to mind apt-offline. The introductory paragraph
in the man page states:
apt-offline brings offline package management functionality to Debian
based system. It can be used to download packages and its dependencies
to be installed later on (or required to update) a disconnected machine.
Packages can be downloaded from a different connected machine.
Don't know how suitable it would be FOR ME. However studying its use may
prompt questions &/or answers I haven't thought about.
From looking at the source, apt-offline seems to be looking in the
local cache first before fetching files from the Web.
I'm not a programmer. I had just recalled bits of the used docs I had
read a couple of years ago.
I was guessing that when the transfer device was connected to system
with internet connectivity, something similar to a cache was created on
it to be read by the disconnected system.
I've not had a chance to research as my ISP had a failure and I've not
had internet for several days.