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debpartial-mirror — debpartial-mirror is a program to generate partial Debian packages
archives mirrors.


apt-get [-hvs] [-o=config string] [-c=file] {update | upgrade | dselect-upgrade |
install pkg ... | remove pkg ... | source pkg ... | build-dep pkg ... | check |
clean | autoclean }


debpartial-mirror is a command-line tool to generate partial Debian packages archives
mirrors. It is designed to work (in particular) in Custom Debian Distributions framework,
as an aid to create customization of debian systems.

Partial mirrors can be generated from different apt repositories (local created or remote
ones) and can contain binary as well as sources packages.

Generated partial mirrors have the structure of standard apt repositories: please referr
to APT documentation for explanation about this.

debpartial-mirror uses a configuration file to determine which packages, are to be
downloaded and monitored to generate a local partial mirror. Packages can be specified by
regular expressions, by list or by mirrors sections.

Default configuration file is /etc/debpartial-mirror.conf.

debpartial-mirror accept commands in the same way apt-get does, and unless the -h or
--help is given, one of the commands below must be presented.

update update update is used to resynchronize the package index files from specified

upgrade upgrade upgrade is used to dowload selected binary and source packages from
specified mirrors. The first time this command is ran the partial mirror is
generated: after this, only newer or updated packages will be downloaded into
the mirror.

all all all is used to perform both update and upgrade commands.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help
Show summary of options.

-v --version
Show version of program.

Select the confiruration file.

-s --simulate
Do nothing, only simulate all. Actually it is not implemented

-sf --skip-files
Skip downloading of files. Actually it is not implemented

-sp --skip-packages
Skip downloading of packages. Actually it is not implemented

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