dvd/cd repositories

bob davis bob at bobsbits.net
Tue Feb 5 03:50:23 UTC 2008

Chris Lemire wrote:
> I notice that Debian comes on 14 cds or 3~4 dvds. You get a minimal
> install by default like Ubuntu. Afterwards, if you want to install
> more software, synaptic or apt will say insert disk number such and
> such. My friend has 28 k dial up with Ubuntu on his laptop. What I'd
> like to do is create those dvds or cds for him that are fully loaded
> with extra software including multiverse repositories. I don't mind
> spending a couple of days downloading it all for him. I have 640 gb of
> total hard drive space but not all unused and a FIOS connection that I
> can use for downloading all the deb packages. How can I create those
> extra disks for him, so that when he wants to install software, he
> will be told to insert disk such and such?
There has to be a command like
wget all the repository paths in sources.list.

Also something like:
apt-get -d install '*'
and then you would have to find where it downloaded all the deb pkg's 
and configure the disk and target system to find the downloaded pkg's on 
the disk.

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