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Re: Using ISO image of installer DVD as repository - How?




Hi,

new idea after googling and finding several examples like Dan Ritter's
proposal:

Try the "exact path" form of "suite":

  deb file:///home/richard/dvdmount pool/main/
  deb file:///home/richard/dvdmount pool/contrib/

or the usual form without mentioning (demanding ?) "stretch":

  deb file:///home/richard/dvdmount pool main contrib

Reasoning:

You report this program message:
> The repository 'file:/home/richard/dvdmount/pool stretch Release'
> does not have a Release file.

/mnt/iso/pool has "main" and "contrib" but no "stretch".

man 5 sources.list says:

       deb [ options ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...]
    [...]
    can specify an exact path, in which case the components must be omitted
    and suite must end with a slash (/). This is useful for the case when
    only a particular sub-section of the archive denoted by the URI is of
    interest. If suite does not specify an exact path, at least one
    component must be present.

Suite "stretch" is neither "exact path" nor does it appear in the pool
tree of DVD 1.

Further for the "exact path" case:

    In the traditional style sources.list format since only one
    distribution can be specified per line it may be necessary to have
    multiple lines for the same URI, if a subset of all available
    distributions or components at that location is desired.


Thomas