[ubuntu-za] Updating Without a Local Connection

Walter Leibbrandt walter+ubuntuza at translate.org.za
Tue Feb 17 07:50:07 GMT 2009


James Cuénod wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am running Kubuntu 8.10 64 bit on my laptop. I am at varsity right now
> and am not allowed to connect my laptop to their network (because the
> lecturers' PCs are all on it). I know that an update script can be
> generated using synaptic (which, strangely, came by default with my
> install - along with adept which I am not too fond of). So my question is
> two fold;
> 1. How can I update my sources.list
Your sources.list file is maintained with the Administration->Software 
Sources program. From there you can simply check that your installation 
CD/DVD is added as a source and uncheck all the boxes under 
"Downloadable from the Internet".
> 2. Does anyone have any words of wisdom regarding generating the update
> script with synaptic. Thanks
What those scripts do is simply download the packages you selected in 
Synaptic to the directory it was run in. You still have to copy those 
back to the system you them installed in and install them yourself. I 
would suggest running these scripts in a terminal, so that you can see 
how your downloads are progressing.
> Also, I would prefer it if answers were not links to websites because this
> email is free but I have to pay if I want to surf...
Sounds like you're talking about Tuks. If so, I *might* be able to help 
make these updates easier. Contact me off-list.
> Much appreciated.


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