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access debian/dists/testing/pool with a browser

Postby robert@zakaria.se » 2006-02-23 10:52

Hi
Is there a way to access the files in the testing and unstable pools vi http or ftp. This is needed so I can download on a machine and install later via dpkg -i.
I can access for example http://somesite/debian/pool/main through a browser but can not access http://somesite/debian/dists/testing/pool/main because there isn't any dists/testing/pool.

I just need to download the latest testing linux kernel with debian patches, not directly from kernel.org.

thanks for all the help
/robert
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Postby lacek » 2006-02-23 11:58

You can download the deb packages you need by supplying the --download-only switch to apt-get. So, this command:
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apt-get --download-only kde

downloads all KDE packages, puts them in /var/cache/apt/archives, and doesn't install them.
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access debian/dists/testing/pool with a browser

Postby robert@zakaria.se » 2006-02-23 12:02

Thanx for the answer, but I need to download on a mchine not using Debian , move to debian via usb and install later on a debian.
so apt-get -d won't work since there is no apt on this machine.
/robert
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Postby lacek » 2006-02-23 14:48

Now I see... To my knowledge, there is no different pools for stable and testing, there is only one pool. That's why you can't find dists/testing/pool/main. You have to download from "the" pool.

And, please, don't start an other thread just because you didn't like the answer you got. Duplicate threads will be closed on sight and will be eventually removed. You'll gain nothing by crossposting.
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