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I want to download all debian 5's standard repositories but I haven't found yet which place I can locate for doing that.

where can I find a place to download those? I've heard that there 5 dvd other than the debian 5's dvd but I haven't found anything :(

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http://www.debian.org/mirror/

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it is mirror not the ISO files where can I find ISO images? thanks anyway –  austin powers Jul 25 '10 at 15:22
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It's listed on the page linked by me. –  Sven Jul 25 '10 at 15:27
    
thanks I find it –  austin powers Jul 25 '10 at 15:30

You can use apt-mirror to make a local mirror of all the apt packages. I've done this a few times to download all the ubuntu repository to a harddrive when I was traveling to machines that didn't have good internet access.

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Apt-Mirror is fantastic for creating a local package repo. I did one for the Testing and Stable distributions back-in-the-day of Debian 3.

Also, consider the jigdo-lite package. It can be used to produce up-to-date ISOs from your local repo. I would run apt-mirror every night with a cron job. Then I would have jigdo generate ISO's at the end of a week, and place them in my local web-server. This mattered more for Testing than it did for stable.

Additionally, my package repo was also configured as a netboot server. Any of my local machines that could netboot, could be booted into the Debian installer over the network.

Consider the possibilities.

I haven't done this a very long time.

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