Synaptic without broadband Internet

Christopher Houdeshell choudesh at
Mon Feb 13 19:29:16 GMT 2006

Alban Crequy wrote:

>Hi all,
>One of my friend want to switch from Windows to Ubuntu but he has not
>broadband Internet (only 3kB/s). So he cannot use Synaptic or apt-get
>to install big software like eclipse.
>He used to download big software for Windows at work, where he has
>broadband Internet. Then he burns a CD and installs the software at
>home on Windows. Often all dependencies are inside the "install.exe"
>On Ubuntu, he has to download the .deb files from
> at work and follow dependancies manually
>and hope not to forget something.
>I would like a new feature in Synaptic: instead of downloading .deb
>files and installing the packages, I would like Synaptic to generate a
>list of URL to download. Then my friend would go to work and download
>these files, burn a CD and run again Synaptic. Synaptic would find the
>.deb files on the CD.
>Is there an easy method (GUI) to do that in Ubuntu 5.10, or is it
>planned for dapper or dapper +1 ?
Can't you calculate the dependencies with apt-get?

Christopher Ryan Houdeshell

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