Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Mandrake Packages
From: anahata (anahata_AT_treewind.co.uk)
Date: Sat Jul 24 2004 - 11:04:32 EEST
On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 02:25:51PM -0900, ejbjr wrote:
> After installing packages I
> don't really want on my internet machine, I click on the download link
> and it *INSTALLS* the package I want to put on my audio machine at home
> on my internet machine. YUCK.
Debian's apt-get has a switch for the install command that tells it to
download the .deb package but not to install it. Surely Mandrake's GUI
installer is only a front end for a similar command line program that
might have a similar switch?
> My audio machine at home is not on the internet, and never will be due
> to the presence of unreleased audio tracks - no network connection is
> the most reliable firewall ever created.
A separate firewall machine that you only connect when you want to
download and install new software packages is comes a pretty close second
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