Best way to keep .deb backups?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Qaanol, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    What is the best way to save a local backup copy of every .deb I install through Cydia?

    I had been using DebianSaverLaunchDaemon, but it hasn’t worked since Cydia 1.1.12.

    This is extremely important to me—there have been many many times when an update to a tweak made things worse for me. The ability to reinstall a previous version of a tweak is a requirement for me.

    So what is the best way to make a backup of every .deb I install through Cydia? I would prefer an automatic approach where I don’t have to manually intervene each time—I just want the .deb files saved locally.
  2. Qaanol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okay I found the way to manually backup deb files, by navigating to /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.saurik.Cydia/ in iFile before Cydia finishes installing a tweak.

    I’d like a way to automatically copy deb files to a different location where they won’t automatically be deleted.

    Now that Cydia runs as mobile, is it feasible to create a tweak that makes Cydia save a copy of each deb file to another directory?
  3. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    Just a thought ... You could try PKGBackup.

    It has the option to save all your Cydia tweets in .deb form when doing a backup. I don't know if it downloads the original .debs, or just rebuilds them, but it does save them locally.


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