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Offline package updates - AptonCD {Re: lubuntu - minimal install or full featured lightweight distro}


On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 14:55 +0800, C David Rigby wrote:


> Is there some sort of asynchronous updating application that can
> automate the process of scanning an installed system, cataloguing the
> installed packages, and then later connect to the Internet to determine
> needed updates? Then the entire bundle of updated packages for an
> installed system could be downloaded and brought back to the installed
> system at a later date.
> If there is no such application, or if it is not a feature of an
> existing one like synaptic, then is it something we could develop?

I've been reminded of a tool that is applicable to this issue, though
perhaps not optimized for the specific task. Noted for future reference.