[oclug] apt questions
snam1343 at home.com
Sat Mar 31 18:57:02 EST 2001
When you install Debian, you can have the installation program to scan your
installation cdrom and package sources on the net. It makes a database of
packages. You can delete or add new sources later by editing
/etc/apt/sources.list file. You can search for available packages with
'apt-cache search' command without installing the packages.
Johnathan Hicks wrote:
> Here's a question for all you apt guys.
> Is it possible to have apt check for packages that could be updated, but
> instead of downloading them make a list (of URLs?). Is it possible to
> configure apt to get packages from a disc (cdrom)?
> I need to know this to guide my _future_ installation/upgrades of
> Debian. If I had Debian installed I'd RTFM, but since I dont...
> I hope this is possible.
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