As to 20.04 documentation

smkellat at smkellat at
Thu Apr 30 03:17:21 UTC 2020


Yes, I posted a bug with patch to scour *all* references to apt-offline across all the chapters of xubuntu-docs.  Before setting up a duplicative set of Google Docs for use in editing before glomming everything back into DocBook, review of the patch would be appreciated. 

The short of it is that apt-offline is pretty much broken for good now with the introduction of the chromium package being a shim that causes it to download and install the snap package of chromium.  Snap packages don’t have an offline install story to tell as their paradigm mostly assumes you *will* have connectivity.  Flatpak is a horrifying, messy hack for offline install that looks on par with just compiling it yourself.  As to Appimage, those don’t actually require install.

The patch removes the outdated language, adds language advising that the current state of tech doesn’t really support offline install of packages, and makes other limited cleanup.  The world has moved on since I wrote the initial text just under seven years ago.

I apologize for not being around.  Life has thrown up some roadblocks that I have had to deal with.

Stephen Michael Kellat 

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