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recently I asked around about how to prevent from using / swapping all the 15 CD's available in the Sarge distro every time I need to install a package.
So people told me that if I copied the contents to my hard drive and told the /etc/Apt/sources.list file where to look for, I would be able to install direclty from my HD without having to swap CD's.
The thing is it worked for a while, now I get an error that goes:
Let's say for instance that I want to install 'fluxbox':
serverII:/home/eux# apt-get install fluxbox
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 197 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/378kB of archives.
After unpacking 1274kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package fluxbox.
(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing /home/eux/sarge/debian-sarge4 /pool/main/f/fluxbox/fluxbox_0.1.14-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
unable to open files list file for package `libefs1': Permission denied
Errors were encountered while processing:
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
That first time I tried installing with the sources from my HD, then I tried again to install it from the CD's as I did in the beggining ( apt-cdrom add ); and I get the same error.
I even tried to remove the directory (debian-sarge4 ) thinking that maybe it had a corrupt file, but it wasn't.
The way I created my repository ( if I can call it that ...) was the following:
/home/user/sarge/ and then folders: debian-sarge1 - to debian-sarge14
And i copied the whole content of each CD to its corresponding directory:
cp -ivR /cdrom/* /home/user/sarge/debian-sarge1 - to debian-sarge14.
Any idea of what it can be?
If the way I have done it is not the most recommended, could anyone provide me with a good step-by-step guide on getting a nice repository....?