Bug#29382: apt: apt deletes packages after installation without any question
Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Previously Martin Mitchell wrote:
> > That does little to help people make a snapshot of their packages on a CD,
> > for example. apt should be able to be configured to move downloaded packa=
> > into a local archive.
> Are you trying to reinvent the -s option for apt-get with a simple command
> to copy/hardlink/whatever the files elsewhere, and then restart apt-get
> without the -s option? You can always divert apt and use the script below
No, I know of such script workarounds, but they are a messy solution IMO.
I'd prefer apt to just dump the packages in an archive structure when it
gets them, and install them from there.