Synaptic without broadband Internet

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Tue Feb 14 17:15:15 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 17:59 +0100, Toni Pizà wrote:
> IMHO, the best solution is to provide (to those users who only had a
> Windows-based system with broadband, because unfortunatelly a lot of
> people is in this situation) a program that works fine in Windows and
> doesn't need a petition to the Synaptic or another GNU/Linux
> application.
> I'm going to try to explain me better, because my english is
> horrible :P. What I'm trying to say is that we need a application that
> could run over Windows, where you can choose your distribution and the
> package that you want to install, and the application must download
> the package, and all his dependences (don't matter if it's a deb, a
> rpm or another package type), putting them together in a single file
> (maybe a compressed .tar?), joining a script made by the application
> that allows the user to install all the dependences and the program
> with a simple execution. Then the user could move the file with all
> the packages from Windows to his GNU/Linux system, and install them
> with the script.
> Of course, this should be done too for the GNU/Linux systems, but we
> don't should forget the poor half-Windows users. I can not do the
> work, because I'm just a noob, but this doesn't seem too much
> difficult, doesn't it?

Won't this work right now with Cygwin?


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