Synaptic downloaded packages

Chadley Wilson chadley at
Mon May 31 06:27:22 UTC 2004

Thanks very much!

On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 18:13, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Fr, den 28.05.2004 schrieb Chadley Wilson um 16:01:
> > Hey PPl.
> > 
> > Given that there is an option in synaptic to download files only,
> there is. Or use "apt-get -d"
> > I was wondering if this feature could be used to install packages on a
> > system without internet access. How could I get the downloaded packages
> > from synaptic and save them in a local folder?
> By default the packages are stored in /var/cache/apt/archives/ and
> deleted if you do an apt-get clean /apt-get autoclean or tell synaptic
> to do so (in prefs).
> > This would be very useful for depenancy problems at the remote station.
> you could "yumify" the directory with yum-arch and then make it
> available via http or ftp. For localhost only use a dir is sufficient:
> e.g. /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
>   dir my-apt-cache /var/cache/apt/archives
> will add a new up2date "channel" with your apt-cache.
> have fun
> Christoph
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