Installing the msttcorefonts package on a mchine withou internet access

stan stanb at
Fri Feb 15 13:50:11 UTC 2008

I need to install the msttcorefonts Ubuntu package on a machine that cannot
directly access the Internet. Under normal circumstances, this machine can
install Ubuntu packages by using another machine which does have Internet
access, using it's apt-proxy. But this particular package tries to directly
fetch some files from sourceforge, which of course fails.

Seems to me that I should be able to manually download these files from
sourceforge, and the let apt-get install try to install this package.
Problem is, I don't know where to place these files, such that apt-proxy
will recognize that they are already present, and thus not try to download

I looked  around on a machine that I have installed this package on, and
(using find) could not find these files at all, so i assuming that they are
transient, and deleted once the fonts have been extracted.

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