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Old 09-24-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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How to use "APTOnCD" on OpenSuse to create repositories for "LinuxMint" ?


I just checked that APTOnCD is a .deb package. The internet connection I have is on OpenSuse 11.2. So I can't install APTOnCD on OpenSuse, Can I ?

I have to create a Repository for LinuxMint (which is Ubuntu based) on a CD/DVD.

What is the way out ?

Please guide.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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Not sure but try "Remastersys"
Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Debian, Ubuntu or derivative installation.

1. It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install.
2. It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/

Remastersys
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Remastersys is *again* a DEB package, I have OpenSuse, how to install Remastersys on OpenSuse ??????
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:34 AM   #4
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Link for downloading "APTOnCD"

The softpedia link is broken It points to SourceForge which has no download link
See this : http://sourceforge.net/projects/aptoncd/files/

Kindly rescue !!
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Revisor is for fedora but for OpenSuse try "The openSUSE KIWI Image System";

http://kiwi.berlios.de/
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:44 AM   #6
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Thanks for that link, but what is kiwi supposed to do ? I couldn't understand from its home page.
Can it be used to create repositories of LinuxMint on CD/DVD ?
 
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Indeed, no files shown, and no SVN link to be found anywhere.. So, I guessed, and put together an SVN URL that works, and the checkout command downloads (the newest??) version from SVN:

Code:
shell$ mkdir DOWNLOADROOT
shell$ cd DOWNLOADROOT
shell$ svn co https://aptoncd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/aptoncd
Good luck!
 
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Many thanks to you for the effort !

I downloaded that with your method, but I was planning to use alien software to convert .deb to .rpm so that it could be installed on Suse and I could create the repositories of LinuxMint from it !
 
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I didn't bother to look through the source code after I downloaded it to see what was in there, but: couldn't you `make` the software (compile it or whatever it needs) and make a .deb or .rpm package from the resulting binaries?
Since you wish to make a Mint package (if I'm understanding you right) then I guess you have Mint installed somewhere? And so you would have Mint's package tools installed too, yes? Can you not use them to make the appropriate package?

I guess what I'm asking is why not just make the required packages yourself, rather than converting one package to the other?
 
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APToncd will only work on an OS with a genuine "Debian APT" :

Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Mepis, etc.
Not on an OS with "Apt for rpm".
No chance for Suse, I think.

The source code is also here :
http://packages.debian.org/sid/aptoncd
>> Links for aptoncd
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool...17.orig.tar.gz
>> aptoncd_0.1.98+bzr117.orig.tar.gz
.....

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:16 PM   #11
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Sasha,

Thanks again, The internet connection is in office on Suse not on Mint which is in home. That's the problem.

knudfl,
Thanks for the enlightenment. But what is the way out then ?
 
Old 09-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #12
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It's not quite clear, what you want, or why.
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.. I was planning to use alien software to convert .deb to .rpm
so that it could be installed on Suse and I could create the
repositories of LinuxMint from it !
I'd say, it's not possible that way. 1) An rpm repo is different from
an apt repo. 2) An alien package cannot be used for a repo :
The dependency entries are not reliable after the converting. Not at all.
It will not be usable.

And why use a week (at least) to build an all apt system into Suse ?
It's a lot of packages. http://packages.debian.org/sid/aptoncd
The red dots are the basic dependencies. They have other dependencies.
And it continues.

A Mint solution is to install Mint on a spare hd or partition.
..
 
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:42 PM   #13
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I had reported this thread to be merged with this one :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...uxmint-834234/

I have stated my problem there. The internet is in office AND the OS there is Suse. Mint is in my home where there is no internet
 
Old 09-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #14
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Well, then no need to process the packages in Suse.
Just set up a local repository in your Mint OS.
http://blogs.koolwal.net/2009/09/21/...an-repository/

( Found with : Google .. local debian repo .. )

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