Re: Package Download Tool?
From: Brian Nelson (pyro_at_debian.org)
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 11:16:12 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 10:56:31AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> Is there a tool to quickly download, for a given architecture, a given
> package & its dependancies?
> I've been doing a lot of cross development & find myself downloading
> lots of packages using the Debian web interface. Good as Debian's web
> interface is, this is tedious.
> Investigating apt-get, I found:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=197424 but I can't
> figure out how to stipulate an architecture to aptitude (-a powerpc, or
> something) or download depended packages.
> I need a tool to quickly download (& optionally extract, in one step)
> packages for a stipulated architecture, & there dependancies. Anyone
> know of a solution?
Maybe you can setup a chroot with debootstrap, and fake it out to think
it's using a different arch than the native one for your machine?
Alternatively, it wouldn't be terribly difficult to write a script to do
> I thought that Debian, with a repository of cross architecture
> binaries, & the oldest package tools, would be great for cross
> development - but thus far, it's been surprisingly difficult!
Well, I doubt many people have the need you've described.
Multiarch support would probably make this easy, but multiarch isn't
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