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Old 12-12-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Post Problems with apt-get and local repository....

Hi guys,

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
Suggested packages:
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:
/home/eux/sarge/debian-sarge4/pool/main/f/fluxbox/fluxbox_0.1.14-3_i386.d eb
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....?

Thanks you guys"!
Old 12-12-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
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we need more information

Why are you going thru all this? Whatever hapenned to:


and then choose a repository in France or Germany?

15 cds? Have you heard of the net-installer-rc2 (1 cd/100MB)

Net-installer-rc2 (choose i386)

Last edited by macondo; 12-12-2004 at 10:12 AM.
Old 12-12-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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I am guessing he doesnt have an internet connection......
Old 12-12-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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Sorry I forgot to mention,.........I do not have internet at home...........



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