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Installing random remote packages

Installing random remote packages

Posted Dec 2, 2003 4:46 UTC (Tue) by niemeyer (guest, #17169)
Parent article: New features in APT-RPM

While we're talking about APT-RPM features, here's a simple but cool one, which will be available in the next version. Of course, unsatisfied dependencies are solved with the registered repositories after the packages are downloaded.

% apt-get install ftp://mapi8.distro.conectiva/pub/(...)/rpmver-2.0-13498cl.i386.rpm 

Get:1 ftp://mapi8.distro.conectiva/(...)/rpmver-2.0-13498cl.i386.rpm [6404B]
Fetched 6404B in 1s (5844B/s)   
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Selecting rpmver for 'rpmver-2.0-13498cl.i386.rpm'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  rpmver
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 removed and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/6404B of archives.
After unpacking 5552B of additional disk space will be used.
Committing changes...
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:rpmver                 ########################################### [100%]
Done.


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Installing random remote packages

Posted Dec 2, 2003 4:53 UTC (Tue) by scottt (subscriber, #5028) [Link]

Do you think registering a special url space for apt and making this "point-and-click" in browsers will work better than a front end like synaptic?
I remember reading this idea from a gnome-related mailing list.


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