Offline Intrepid Upgrade

Arthur H. Johnson II arthur.johnson at
Mon Oct 13 02:57:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Slim Joe wrote:

> I plan to beat the stampede. Is there a way to
> download the packages necessary to upgrade U8.04
> -- without performing the upgrade itself?
> Sort of like upgrade-manager -d --downloadonly?
> Basically I plan to store (probably using aptoncd)
> packages unlikely to upgraded between now and Oct.
> 30 (e.g. packages automatically merged from
> Debian). Then I'll just torrent the release CD.

If you change the apt sources to intrepid, you can run:

apt-get -d -y dist-upgrade

That will cache the packages in your apt sources.

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