[ubuntu-uk] value of /var/cache/apt/archives ?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Tue Dec 19 15:48:05 GMT 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 12:45:32PM +0000, David Pashley wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2006 at 12:21, alan c praised the llamas by saying:
> > I have just discovered that /var/cache/apt/archives seems to contain 
> > all the installed updates  since original install. Is this a correct 
> > belief please?
> > 
> > I do not want to clear this, not just now, anyway - I am very 
> > interested in using this archive to create a CD from time to time in 
> > order to allow me to install and update PCs of several friends who 
> > have only a very slow dialup internet connection. If I can do this it 
> > will be important for me (and them).
> Check out apt-move, apt-zip and debmirror which may provide you with
> some suitable tools to make your job easier.

..and apt-mirror.


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