Download All .debs in build-essential

sktsee sktseer at
Mon Nov 24 21:51:49 UTC 2014

On Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:30:24 -0600, Sajan Parikh wrote:

> I need to build iwlwifi after I made an edit to the module in backports.
>  The laptop I need to build this on is freshly installed with no
> internet connection.  In order to build the module, which I had on a USB
> drive, I need to install the build-essential package.
> What is the best way for me to get a list and download of all the .debs
> that make up build-essential and its dependencies?
> My plan is to download the debs, put them on a USB drive, install them
> on the laptop, and continue building iwlwifi so I can have internet on
> this laptop.
> Or, if there's a better way, please let me know.  A USB network adapter
> would be ideal, but I forgot it at home, ;(.

You should be able to compile your kernel module without installing the 
build-essential package. On a clean, default Ubuntu desktop installation, 
the gcc, libc6-dev (provides libc-dev), and make packages should already 
be installed along with the kernel headers. Build-essential is only 
needed if you want build Debian packages.


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