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Old 05-22-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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difficulties configuring a local repository


Hello All,

I have difficulties configuring a local repository.

I installed Debian net-inst on a PC that doesn't have internet access.

I then downloaded the full installation DVD's (3 DVD's)
using Jigdow.
I am trying to set the 1st DVD as a local repository.
I ran the dpkg-scanpackages command on the cd and created
the .gz file which I called packages-dvd1.gz
The exact command I ran is:
dpkg-scanpackages /media/cdrom0 /dev/null | gzip -9c > /usr/local/bin/packages/packages-dvd1.gz

I put the .gz file in: /usr/local/bin/packages .

I also added the line: deb file:/usr/local/bin/packages ./
to the sources.list file and ran the command: apt-get update.
The apt-get update command gives a message that it can't
find the file /usr/local/bin/packages/packages.gz
and it doesn't say anything about packages-dvd1.gz .

But I didn't name my packages file: "packages.gz",
I named it: "packages-dvd1.gz" .

My questions are:

1.
Must the packages.gz file be where the actual packages are
- on the DVD ?

If yes then how do I put it on the DVD, since the DVD is a downloaded
.iso image ?
and in which directory on the DVD ?


2.
Must the packages.gz file be named with this name (packages.gz)
and not any other name ?
Or is it possible to name it: packages-dvd1.gz ? (like I did)


3.
What is the meaning of the " ./ "
at the end of the line that I added to the sources.list:
deb file:/usr/local/bin/packages ./



Any help appreciated.

Babypeng
 
Old 05-22-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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did you follow the Debian repository how-to ?

and if you already have the DVD"s you can simply add them to your sources list with apt-cdrom add (section 2.4)
 
Old 05-22-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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Is apt-cdrom included with net-inst ?

Is apt-cdrom included with net-inst ?

Thx for the reponses,

Babypeng
 
Old 05-22-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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well you wouldn't typically use a netinstall.iso to install a machine that isn't connected to the internet. Once the base system is installed apt-cdrom should be available.

If you have the CDROM/DVD to add as a source then why wouldn't you just use it to install the system to begin with.. ???
 
Old 05-23-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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adding stuff to net-inst

Here's the full story:

Downloading net-inst was easier and faster then anything else,
and I was lazy.
I burned it on a cd and installed on a computer without internet connection.
net-inst doesn't have any gui on it and I want to install gnome.
I realised I have no choice but to struggle with Jigdo and download
the full installation dvd.
So now I have a basic net-inst install to which I want to add stuff
from the full dvd that I have, and for this purpose I am trying to configure the dvd as a local repository.

I didn't try apt-cdrom yet.
I'll try it and if I fail I'll post for help.

The whole purpose is to learn how to do it, so I don't want
to erase the net-inst and reinstall from a dvd.
I want to do everything the hard way, so one day
I'll stop calling myself "newbie".

Thx for the help,
This forum is very helpful and I appreciate it alot.

Babypeng
 
  


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