Is there a way of copying update files?

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Is there a way of copying update files?

Postby jlsail on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi
I am sitting in a boat in Laspalmas marina with very slow wifi, and have managed to finally upgrade my LMDE to pack 3. Now to my question, is the files stored some were so I can copy them to do updates on two other computers running fresh installed LMDE?

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Re: Is there a way of copying update files?

Postby Inkit on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:44 pm

Yes, when you run the updates the packages will be stored in /var/cache/apt/archives. I'm not sure if these will be deleted when you restart although it seems likely.
Another thing you can do is run apt-get -d updates from the terminal. This will download the updates but will not update your system. (I've never used this before, and since my system is up to date, I have no way of verifying. I'm going off the man pages here, so I would be grateful if anyone can either correct me if I'm wrong or verify if I am.)
You can now copy the updates to all your other systems, and run apt-get install in all of them. This will install the updates.
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Re: Is there a way of copying update files?

Postby jlsail on Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:55 am

Hi
Thank you very much! the files were still in /var/cache/apt/archives, just to copy to the other computer run mint update and my system is up to date. 30 minutes instead of 2 days!

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Re: Is there a way of copying update files?

Postby Inkit on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:40 pm

No problem man. Glad to have been of some use.
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