copying *.deb files into /var/cache/apt/archives ?
yodatsi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 18:55:35 UTC 2010
you do not need to paste in the same /var... cache
just do a *dpkg -i *.deb* in the flash mem. that linux makes everything else
T0ddy Stone Brains
2010/8/2 chris <chevhq at gmail.com>
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 05:45:35 +0800
> Goh Lip <g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
> > On 07/27/2010 09:06 PM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
> > >> a24061 at ducksburg.com :
> > >> If I do a distribution upgrade on my machine at work, then
> > >> copy the /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb files onto a USB hard
> > >> drive, take it home, and copy them
> > >> into /var/cache/apt/archives there (where the network
> > >> connection is much slower), would the distribution upgrade
> > >> successfully pick them up (to save downloading time)?
> > >
> > > When I made that, it worked.
> > >
> > Strange that it could work just like that. (make sure nothing is
> > downloaded). Adam, if that works out as Mihamina said, would
> > appreciate if you let us know, or others could confirm this as
> > well.
> > If not, then at the directory where the deb files are copied to,
> > sudo dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz
> > This will generate a package.gz too. Then burn all to cd. At the
> > computer where it is to be updated,
> > sudo apt-cdrom add
> > A prompt will ask to name the cd and further
> > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade will prompt you to
> > put the cd if the packages are in the cd.
> > Of course, you can use an iso file instead of cd by
> > mount -o loop xxxx.iso /media/cdrom
> > instead. (at another bash tab)
> > Regards - Goh Lip
> or, simpler, apt-oncd, which is in the Ubuntu repositories. I use
> this to update 10 machines monthly
> Cheers the kiwi
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