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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Dec 20 16:53:06 GMT 2006

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 06:53:11PM +0000, alan c wrote:
>> I am still rather failing at an early hurdle unfortunately.
>> I am working on the thought that the files I need are already in
>> /var/cache/apt/archives
>> and after burning these to CDR I have tried to then use
>> sudo apt-get -o update dir::cache=/media/cdrom0/apt/archives
>> and I get a response:
>> E: Option update: Configuration item specification must have an =<val>.
>> any thoughts?
> I think the reason you are failing is because you are making an incorrect assumption 
> about how apt/dpkg work.
> You don't just point apt at a bunch of debs and expect it to install them, it doesn't 
> work like that. You *could* point dpkg at a directory of debs and see if it can install 
> them - hoping you still have all necessary dependancies (which you probably should).
> Apt requires a repository which consists of pools of directories sorted alphabetically, 
> and other files which index those pools. The easiest way to explain it is to go and have 
> a look at a repository.
> http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/
> http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
> http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ - contains all the packages
> http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/ - for example contains the indexes of 
> the packages in the pool.
> I would recommend you use one of the tools recommended, apt-move, apt-mirror, debmirror 
> and so on.

thanks I will change direction slightly
alan c
Kubuntu user#10391

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