[PLUG] Debian "repository" on large USB stick?

Richard Owlett rowlett at cloud85.net
Thu Nov 8 04:07:59 PST 2012


I how quickly I could get something up,  the Debian 
installer already will scan all the DVDs available for apt 
to request the required DVD. But it's not a elegant solution.

Jason Barnett wrote:
> I know it's not the "proper" way to do it, but if you just want to get the
> job done and figure out a better way later, just copy all the packages to
> the root of the USB then mount it as /var/cache/apt/archives and you should
> be good to go.
>
> Of course, I am sure someone knows a better way, but sometimes the fastest
> way is all that is needed.
>
> - Jason
>
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Richard Owlett <rowlett at cloud85.net> wrote:
>
>> I've just read read the manpage of debmirror. It seems to
>> hint there may be a simple solution to my problem.
>>
>> I *DO NOT* have good internet connectivity.
>> I *DO* have the 8 DVD set of Debian 6.0.5.
>> I want all of the deb files from the set on a 64GB flash
>> drive in a format/structure acceptable to apt-get or synaptic.
>>
>> I'm currently wading through descriptions of the Debian
>> repository to be able to do it manually. I suspect there may
>> already be a suitable script.
>>
>> Pointers please. TIA
>>
>>
>>
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