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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap




On 2018-10-07, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> All my machines have use Stretch DVD1 for installation.
> I have a low monthly data cap - currently at my limit.
> One machine has an apt-get update and upgrade with the addition of some 
> packages not on DVD1.
> I've not intentionally deleted any cached files.
> Is it possible to use the cached data on another machine?
> What should I be reading?
> TIA

I gave a perfunctory gander at the following page.

https://www.pcsuggest.com/reuse-deb-files-to-install-software-in-many-offline-machine/

I found the "echo 'Acquire::Languages "none";' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99no-translation" 
tip of particular interest (actually that's not how he does it but the result is the same).

This apparently avoids the downloading of the supernumerary Translation
files which only those living on the Babel Tower really have a pressing
need for.

I'm reading that you won't have long descriptions (with apt-cache?) with this
parameter toggled on.

man apt.conf Languages section for details (which I'm too stupid to
really grasp entirely but whatever).

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