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Old 03-06-2010, 06:26 AM   #1
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How to extract .debs from install CD into local repository?

Hello y'all,

I wish to install debian on a number of boxes and have resolved on a network install. I'll first do a minimal install using the network install iso on a usb stick, then reboot and complete the installation using a local caching repo (apt-cacher) on the LAN.

As a way of further minimising bandwidth usage, I wonder if I could extract the .debs from a full installation cd and use them to populate the local repo?

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-06-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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I googled apt-cacher and this was the first hit.

Note the part that reads "Load Packages on Server from CD". I think the '' file would be available from the debian version of apt-cacher as well as Ubuntu. If not, something similar should be.
Old 03-06-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Looks like just the thing.

Thanks a lot man!


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