Dec 29, 2007
8:19 PM EDT
|I installed it on my main MEPIS 6.5 system; once all the dependencies listed in the INSTALL file were apt-getted, the tarball installed and ran without a hitch (it's all Gtk/Python inside, so no compiling was involved). The tool divvied up everything in my /var/cache/apt/archives/ stash into two CDs with only one cross-dependency; right now I'm doing a mass-update of the other MEPIS machines on my LAN.
Prior to this, I could still update those machines without suffering through repeated downloads (on our dialup connection), but that was done by copying the *.debs into the target machine's /var/cache/apt/archives/ so that, when Synaptic went looking for what it still needed from the repositories, it found them "already downloaded" ...but that meant either mass-copying (including files never installed on that machine) or processing the update dependencies by hand.
Color me happy.
Dec 30, 2007
2:41 AM EDT
Quoting:Prior to this, I could still update those machines without suffering through repeated downloads (on our dialup connection), but that was done by copying the *.debs into the target machine's /var/cache/apt/archives/
Weren't apt-proxy and apt-cacher[-ng] designed for just that? And with them you don't even have to run around with the CDs :)
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