updating to hardy

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon May 5 14:33:06 BST 2008


Willy Hamra wrote:
> this is not what i might be looking for, it is EXACTLY what i'm
> looking for, thanks a bunch, you're a genius
> 
> On 5/5/08, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Willy Hamra wrote:
>>> i decided to do a fresh install of hardy instead of upgrading, due to
>>> the problems being reported from upgrades. i dont care about any of the
>>> settings i have made, and just to make sure that no settings remain from
>>> gutsy, i'm going to delete all hidden files and directories in my home
>>> except for ".wine". the only thing bothering me is the programs i have
>>> installed, i cant redownload all of them since i have a slow connection,
>>> but i have all their debs. i regularly copy the debs from
>>> "/var/cache/apt/archives" into a seperate partition mounted at
>>> "/archive". and i cant run dpkg on them separately since there is a lot
>>> of packages with many dependencies, and running dpkg on all of the debs
>>> will probably crash the system since there is debs belonging exclusively
>>> to gutsy like adept updates and such stuff. what is the procedure for
>>> making APT installing from /archive after installing hardy? is it better
>>> to copy them to the cache folder or is it the same?
>>> thanks in advance
>>>
>> See if you can download and install AptonCD that is a sort of apt backup
>> software that might be what you are looking for.
>> http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

Thanks for the kind words - no am not a genius but live in a part of the 
world with very slow and expensive internet and only dial-up at home...



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