kdownes at oceanbroadband.net
Thu Jan 7 12:25:26 WST 2010
> Kev wrote:
>> Greetings once again,
>> If I take a copy of the contents of /var/cache/apt/archives/ and copy
>> it into the same place in a fresh installation of the same OS, how do
>> go about getting my package manager to see the files so copied and
>> use them instead of downloading them afresh? I've tried an apt-get
>> update, but that didn't seem to do it.
>> Kev Downes
> Hi Kev,
> I recently did this as follows:
> I copied the contents of /var/cache/apt/archives from a freshly
> updated install to the new (clean installed) PC. In my case I am
> running the latest version of Linux Mint Helena 8 but the principal
> should be the same.
> In a terminal, I then did:
> ~$ apt-get update (make sure you have the most recent database
> ~$ apt-get check (check the status of the current contents of your
> ~$ apt-get upgrade (upgrade everything to the latest versions)
> There were a few differences but apt only needed to download about
> 9MB instead of 160MB in my case....
> Hope this helps.
Thanx Peter, that worked a-treat for me too. Have tucked that one away.
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