Synaptic without broadband Internet

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Mon Feb 13 19:54:00 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 20:13 +0100, 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"
> program.
> 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 ?

Why not just download the .isos?


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