[ubuntu-uk] value of /var/cache/apt/archives ?
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Dec 21 13:52:36 GMT 2006
Neil Greenwood wrote:
> On 20/12/06, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
>> Alan Pope wrote:
>> > 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
> There's a project called APTonCD, that does exactly what you want.
> Try looking at http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/11/aptoncd-create-backup-of-all-packages.html
> for an introduction.
> I haven't used the project, just spotted it and stored a link...
Well spotted, Thanks!
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