Re: Using ISO image of installer DVD as repository - How?
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 20:15:49 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Using ISO image of installer DVD as repository - How?
On Fri 31 May 2019 at 08:30:35 -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> 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.
> You could:
> $ mkdir /home/richard/dvdmount
> $ sudo mount /home/richard/dvd.iso /home/richard/dvdmount
That command leaves users without root privileges out in the cold.
udevil is one remedy on the command line to stop them shivering.
Along the same lines - I imagine a modern DE can mount an ISO for a
user without the need for her to become root.