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Old 04-09-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
babypeng
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setting up a trivial repository


Hello All,

I installed Debian Etch "net-inst" on a computer
without any internet connection.
The "net-inst" is a minimal installation and do not have any GUI on it.
I would like to install GNOME on it, so I transferred the
GNOME packages on a "Disk On Key" from a second computer,
with an intention of creating a local trivial repository,
and install GNOME from it.
After trials, errors, and help from the people on this board
I learned it is not enough to just copy the packages and run
"apt-update", but there is also a need to run "dpkg-scanpackages".

Hang on, this is going to be long:

"dpkg-scanpackages" is contained in the "dpkg-dev" package,
but "dpkg-dev" is not installed with "net-inst",
so I transferred it on a "Disk On Key" to the "net-inst"
and tried to install it with "dpkg".
I got a dependency message about the missing package "binutils".
Again, I did the above with "binutils" and got a dependency message
about the package "libc6" from a version newer than the version
of the currently installed "libc6" package which is "libc6_2.3.6.ds1-13etch2_i386.deb".

Again, download ,transfer and install, but now I got an error message
about a conflict with an existing "libc6" package, so I used "aptitude"
to remove the currently installed "libc6" package and only then
tried to install the updated package "libc6_2.7-10_i386.deb".

To my disappointment I got a message about a conflict with a package
by the name of "tzdata". I would like emphasize that it is a message
about conflict and not about missing dependency.
The internet said that the "tzdata" package is used to configure
time zones and has nothing to do with "libc6", however,
I tried to remove "tzdata" with dpkg -r but it wont let me.

I know aptitude and apt-get will automate the dependency issue,
but they both require a local trivial repository which I can't create.

I need to solve this issue without internet connection.

I don't know what to do. I need help.....


Any help is appreciated.

Babypeng
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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One thing you can do is search for the files you need on the Debian CDs or DVDs. Then just download the CD you need and use apt-cdrom to add it as a repository. Once you get that setup, you could create your local repo. Or since you're talking about gnome, I'm pretty sure the first full CD will have gnome on it.
 
  


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