[ubuntu-in] installing all packages in one go

Hardik Dalwadi Hardik.Dalwadi at Ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 22 06:25:33 BST 2009

on Wednesday 22 April 2009 08:16 AM Moz said the following:
> Hello All,
> I recently installed Hardy 8.04.2 on four different machines and Xubuntu
> 8.04.1 on one machine. Luckily I have access to a broadband internet
> connection and can download updates and packages on those machines,
> however, two of the machines do not have access to broadband and I can
> never be able to finish updates in time. There are other issues of
> electricity availability and reliability of internet connection involved
> here.
> 1. How can I create a CD/DVD which will include all the packages I need.
> It is a pretty standard set of packages.
> Scribus, Inkscape, Gimp plugins, K3b, VLC, Mplayer, mencoder, ffmpeg,
> xvidcap, Blender, Thunderbird, Skype, Epiphany, Opera, Acroread, certain
> video editing packages, Vbox and so on.
> I do not mind if the packages are not updated for a year or so.

Try Remastersys for Ubuntu [1].

[1] http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/remastersystool.html

> 2. Those two machines which do not have access to broadband internet,
> how can I take updates to these machines from the ones that I update
> with broadband connections?

Try apt-cacher [2] or apt-proxy [3] if you have network between those
machines. or simple trick if you don't have network [4].

[2] http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-set-up-a-repository-cache-with-apt-cacher

[3] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptProxy
[4] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=129570

> Thanks in advance,
> Moz

Hardik Dalwadi

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