The following packages...(too many)

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Sep 20 17:32:46 UTC 2009

Jay Daniels wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-09-19 at 23:58 -0400, Tim Tebbit wrote:
>> Jay Daniels wrote:
>>> The Gnome update manager gives you the option to download only.  But I
>>> have no idea where it saves the updates, anyone?
>> /var/cache/apt/archives/
>> And to the best of my knowledge apt *does* resume from where it left off.
> Now it would be nice if apt-get keeps all downloaded packages or at
> least latest version, then you could just burn these onto a dvd and
> reinstall then install all updates from dvd.  Is this the way it works
> or is this cache wiped out every time you update?
> For instance, I want to create an updated dvd with all latest 8.04
> updates.  How do I do this?
> jay
It is not so simple just to copy and move back the files after installation.

make sure you have build-essential installed
make a dir in your home say, Repo
copy all the *.deb files to Repo
at Repo,
sudo dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz
burn cd of all things in Repo
after clean reinstallation,
sudo apt-cdrom add

when you install some packages that was in past installation, it will 
prompt you for the cd and install from there instead of downloading again.

Goh Lip

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