Vote for new Ubuntu Feature - Synaptic Improvement

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Jan 13 06:36:57 UTC 2007

On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:18:16 +0530
Yagnesh Desai <ynd at> wrote:

> As my wish list would want a new feature in Synaptic package manager
> which can add to repository, a folder of .deb files from HDD.
> I wish to have someting like this:
> - Keep binary .deb files in a folder on Hard disk (or 
> USB disk for that mater).
> - Ask Synaptic to scan that directory and creat list of packages available.
> - Show the list of missing dependencies
> - Install the available complete packages from the hdd directory.

You mean like 

"File -Add downloaded packages " ?  I assume that would add any packages
you have on your HDD , although I haven't needed to test it out.
Presumably, if you try to install from debs in that list, Synaptic will
show which dependencies need to be downloaded, if any are needed.


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