[ubuntu-in] installing all packages in one go

Moz listmoz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 12:27:03 BST 2009

Thanks Onkar,

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Onkar Shinde <onkarshinde at gmail.com>wrote:

> There are various solutions.
> 1. You can use aptoncd to create a CD of the packages installed on
> machine A (with internet access) and then use that CD on machine B
> (without internet access).

This is what I tried and had thought that this would solve my problem.
However, packages like Inkscape, Scribus, Opera etc will not get copied for
some reason.

> 2. You can manually copy files from /var/lib/apt/lists and
> /var/cache/apt/archives from machine A to machine B and then simply
> run the apt-get install <package> commands on machine B.

I have not tried this but I can surely try this.

> 3. If you are feeling brave enough, then you can try using apt-offline
> - https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~apt-offline/apt-offline/dev. It is
> a kind of service package creator for UBuntu. The way it works is, you
> create a profile of machine B using the tool, take that profile to
> machine A and retrive updated package lists as per this profile,
> select and download packages, create a service pack. Then you take the
> service pack to machine B and install it using the tool.

I will have to try this to learn.

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