Fwd: Repositories

Ed Fletcher ed at fletcher.ca
Thu Mar 2 03:01:49 UTC 2006

Bill Cairns wrote:

> I have two ubuntu machines - one has no network connection and 
> the other has a slow connection. I do, however, have access to 
> a fast network connection on a Windows machine.
> I would like to be able to use Synaptic - or equivalent - to add 
> applications. How can I persuade Synaptic to let me provide the 
> necessary .deb files rather than insisting on getting them from 
> the Internet?
> The WIKI has what looks like an excellent solution using 
> dpkg-scanpackages to create a file for apt-get. But 
> dpkg-scanpackages is not in the standard repository so I am in a 
> catch 22 situation with that suggestion.

Did you get an answer to this?

You can use your MS-Win box to download the .deb files, transfer them to
the Linux machines and install them with dpkg.

Ed Fletcher
ed at fletcher.ca

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