[ubuntu-uk] apt on cd

paul sutton zleap at zleap.net
Fri May 18 11:30:36 UTC 2012


On 18/05/12 10:00, James Tait wrote:
> On 17/05/12 19:59, paul sutton wrote:
> > Am i right in thinking the idea behind aptoncd is to create a local
> > (say on cd or usb stick) apt repository ? that I can then point a
> > netbook at and have it install from there (use software sources to
> > point at the cd or usb stick) where the deb files etc are. or
> > perhaps copy the contents of the usb stick to the actual netbook
> > and install that way ?
>
> It creates a repository on a CD that you can then add as a software
> source, or restore using APTonCD itself. It takes the package files
> from /var/cache/apt/archives to create the repository. The typical
> order of events is something like:
>
> * Install Ubuntu on machine A
> * Add a bunch of packages that weren't in the default installation
> * Use APTonCD to create a repository containing those packages
> * Take your CD to another Ubuntu installation
>
> You can then either:
>
> * Insert the CD and use Software Sources > Other software > Add volume
>
> OR, if APTonCD is installed on the destination machine:
>
> * Use the APTonCD restore function
>
> If you choose the first option, the packages will be installed
> directly from the CD and you won't get any new .deb files in
> /var/cache/apt/archives, while choosing the second option restores all
> the .deb files to /var/cache/apt/archives and installs them from there.
>
> HTH,
>
> JT
>

Ok thanks as netbooks don't have cd devices,  i can still create an iso
image,  if I then use unetbootin i take it then i can copy the files on
the image correctly to a usb stick.   and then do the rest by mounting
the volume as a usb stick





Paul

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