Re: Using ISO image of installer DVD as repository - How?
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 08:30:35 -0400
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Using ISO image of installer DVD as repository - How?
Richard Owlett wrote:
> With the first DVD of Debian 9.8.0 I did:
> dd if=/dev/cdrom of=dvd.iso bs=4M
> I edited sources.list to read
> deb file:///home/richard/dvd.iso stretch main contrib trusted=yes
> When running Synaptic's
> Edit->Reload Package Information
> I receive an error message:
> > The repository 'file:/home/richard/dvd.iso stretch Release'
> > does not have a Release file.
> What is the problem?
The problem is that the .iso is not a mounted filesystem.
$ mkdir /home/richard/dvdmount
$ sudo mount /home/richard/dvd.iso /home/richard/dvdmount
If it complains about the filetype, try -t udf or -t iso9660.
and then you can use this sources.list line:
deb file:///home/richard/dvdmount stretch main contrib trusted=yes
(or similar; I don't recall if the debian repository on disc
starts in the root of the disc)