How to make a debian archive to carry around?
use debian-mirror-2.5 downloaded from
and edit the script, create a local repository (needs ftp at present.)
the can copy it to a hard drive with
we will talk about automating with the exchange of pass phrase later.
now we use
rsync -avz -e ssh etch firstname.lastname@example.org:/mnt/debian
careful about this. Know difference between this and
rsync -avz -e ssh etch/ email@example.com:/mnt/debian/
remember that scp will copy it again. so rsync is better ....