Provided by: approx_4.3-1_i386 bug

NAME

       approx-import - copy local .deb files into the approx cache

SYNOPSIS

       approx-import [OPTION]... file.deb ...

DESCRIPTION

       approx-import   copies  local  .deb  files,  such  as  those  found  in
       /var/cache/apt/archives, into the approx(8) cache.

       It does so by computing the MD5  checksum  of  each  argument.   If  it
       matches  a package in one of the Packages files in the approx(8) cache,
       then the file is copied to the appropriate location in the cache.

       Note that all Packages files must be scanned, regardless  of  how  many
       .deb  files  are  being  imported,  and  this  process may take several
       minutes.

       The approx-import command must be run by the superuser or the approx(8)
       user.

OPTIONS

       -s, --simulate
              Process  files  but  do  not  actually copy them into the
              cache.

       -q, --quiet
              Don’t print the names of files that are imported.

       -v, --verbose
              Print the disposition of each file.

EXAMPLES

       To import packages from the local apt(8) cache:

              approx-import /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb

       To import packages from another proxy’s cache:

              find other-cache -name "*.deb" | xargs approx-import

       (where other-cache is the pathname of the  other  proxy’s  cache
       directory)

FILES

       /etc/approx/approx.conf
              Configuration file for approx and related programs.

       /var/cache/approx
              Cache directory for archive files.

SEE ALSO

       approx.conf(5), approx(8)

AUTHOR

       Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu>

                                  March 2009                  APPROX-IMPORT(8)