How to download the dependent packages at one time?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Sep 4 07:42:54 UTC 2012

On 4 September 2012 03:09, xq_dl <xq_dl at> wrote:
>  I am want to install xCAT on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Codename: precise) on a
> machine which can not access the network. This software need lots of
> dependent software, like expect, libsys-virt-perl, etc.
>  I have to search and download  *.deb file on another machine, and copy to
> this machine. But I found it is very difficult to get all dependent package
> at one time. I had to try "apt-get install xcat" again and again to fetch
> the dependent packages' name. Is there a way to download all packages for a
> distribution like the Redhat DVD iso?

Have a look at [1] it should help.



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