The simplest new method for offline software(deb.s) installation under ubuntu

Alexander Wauck alex.wauck at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 18:37:46 UTC 2010


I think PackageKit's pkgenpack can support this:
http://www.packagekit.org/files/pkgenpack.pdf.

Unfortunately, it appears that Ubuntu does not have PackageKit installed
out of the box (although Kubuntu does).

Alex

On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 09:55 -0500, Kyle Nitzsche wrote:
> Note: dpkg -i $pkg.deb does not install dependencies. That is: if the 
> pkg you are installing depends on other packages that are not already 
> installed, the dpkg -i command install fails. Whereas apt-get install 
> <pkg> does install depends.
> 
> zz zz wrote:
> > Hello DocumentationTeam,I want to introduce a simple solution for 
> > offline software installation. How to install software or packages 
> > offline is somehow a complex problem,because no internet connection 
> > makes the apt-get don"t work,and the number of packages is rather vast. 
> >   First,copy all the packages in the folder /var/cache/apt/archives to 
> > one of your local non-system disks,you can also sort these packages 
> > into different folders according to different softwares, therefore you 
> > can separately install different softwares. Then run the Terminal 
> > ,type the command "sudo dpkg -i ", then select all (or some ,depending 
> > the applications you want to install) these packages(deb), and drag 
> > them into the Terminal ,exactly the cursor position,and you will see 
> > the packages appear in the form of text.Finally ,click "enter" and the 
> > system will automatically install those softwares. The end.
> >
> > Best
> > Zhang Zheng
> >
> > CHINA 
> >
> >
> > Email: zz708210301 at gmail.com <mailto:zz708210301 at gmail.com> 
> >
> >  
> 
> 

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