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Bug#893397: adapt the cron scripts to use http:// instead of ftp://

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:50 PM, Osamu Aoki wrote:

> One negative point of above approach is that it always downloads doc deb
> packages even if there are no changes.

This will prevent downloading the same package twice:

chdist apt old install --download-only emacsen-common

> Also unpacking code is still complicated to make it future proof.

Hmm, do you have any more details? Is dpkg -x not enough?

> Then I thought it may be good idea to create very small Debian unstable
> chroot.  Then install pertinent doc packages.  For old deb from
> snapshot, we can wget and dpkg -i.  Then this chroot can be updated and
> dist-upgraded.  This causes to download all base package updates but
> skips repeated download of doc packages.  Hmmm... which is worse?

A chroot needs root so probably isn't going to work here.



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