aptly snapshot pull

Pulls new packages (along with its dependencies) to name snapshot from source snapshot. Also pull command can upgrade package versions if name snapshot already contains packages being pulled. New snapshot destination is created as result of this process.


$ aptly snapshot pull <name> <source> <destination> <package-query> ...


  • name is snapshot name which has been given during snapshot creation
  • source is a snapshot name where packages and dependencies would be searched
  • destination is a name of the snapshot that would be created
  • package-query is a list of package queries, in the simplest form, name of package to be pulled from source could be specified


  • -all-matches: pull all the packages that satisfy the dependency version requirements (default is to pull first matching package)
  • -dry-run: don’t create destination snapshot, just show what would be pulled
  • -no-deps: don’t process dependencies, just pull listed packages
  • -no-remove: don’t remove other package versions when pulling package

If architectures are limited (with config architectures or option -architectures), only mentioned architectures are processed, otherwise aptly will process all architectures in the snapshot.

If following dependencies by source is enabled (using either dependencyFollowSource config option or flag -dep-follow-source), pulling binary packages would also pull corresponding source packages as well.

By default aptly would remove packages matching name and architecture while importing: e.g. when importing software_1.3_amd64, package software_1.2.9_amd64 would be removed. With flag -no-remove both package versions would stay in the snapshot.

aptly pulls first package matching each of package queries, but with flag -all-matches all matching packages would be pulled.


$ aptly snapshot pull snap-deb2-main back snap-deb-main-w-xorg xserver-xorg
Dependencies would be pulled into snapshot:
    [snap-deb2-main]: Snapshot from mirror [deb2-main]: http://ftp.ru.debian.org/debian/ squeeze
from snapshot:
    [back]: Snapshot from mirror [backports2]: http://mirror.yandex.ru/backports.org/ squeeze-backports
and result would be saved as new snapshot snap-deb-main-w-xorg.
Loading packages (49476)...
Building indexes...
[-] xserver-xorg-1:7.5+8+squeeze1_amd64 removed
[+] xserver-xorg-1:7.6+8~bpo60+1_amd64 added
[-] xserver-xorg-core-2:1.7.7-16_amd64 removed
[+] xserver-xorg-core-2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+2_amd64 added
[-] xserver-common-2:1.7.7-16_all removed
[+] xserver-common-2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+2_all added
[-] libxfont1-1:1.4.1-3_amd64 removed
[+] libxfont1-1:1.4.4-1~bpo60+1_amd64 added
[-] xserver-xorg-1:7.5+8+squeeze1_i386 removed
[+] xserver-xorg-1:7.6+8~bpo60+1_i386 added
[-] xserver-xorg-core-2:1.7.7-16_i386 removed
[+] xserver-xorg-core-2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+2_i386 added
[-] libxfont1-1:1.4.1-3_i386 removed
[+] libxfont1-1:1.4.4-1~bpo60+1_i386 added

Snapshot snap-deb-main-w-xorg successfully created.
You can run 'aptly publish snapshot snap-deb-main-w-xorg' to publish snapshot as Debian repository.