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    Backing up downloaded software

    How to backup the software i have downloaded using the add or remove programs of Ubuntu?

    I have downloaded a few software for Ubuntu. but my friend doesn't have net connection. i want to give these software to her. how should i do that?

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    Re: Backing up downloaded software

    You can use APTonCD to make a CD/DVD with your downloaded applications on it and the applications can be installed from it.

    http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

    I think it's in the Ubuntu repositories and you can install it through Add/Remove, Synaptic or the good old fashioned terminal way:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install aptoncd

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    Re: Backing up downloaded software

    Thank you. it works.

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    Re: Backing up downloaded software

    Quote Originally Posted by jenif View Post
    How to backup the software i have downloaded using the add or remove programs of Ubuntu?

    I have downloaded a few software for Ubuntu. but my friend doesn't have net connection. i want to give these software to her. how should i do that?
    put the /var/cache/apt/archives
    all those deb into /home/debian
    n put all those deb into pool something

    and
    check my scripts to maek sthg for your sources.list :

    #!/bin/sh

    ##
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    echo "Hello Create from the pool the packages, from contrib and contribx"
    echo " Type sources.list, to add and update your sources.list"
    echo "type in arg1 install if you want to install. not choosen"
    printf "Enter the distro name >"
    read distroname



    if [ "$1" == "install" ] ; then
    echo "deb file:/home/debian/ $distroname contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    exit
    exit
    exit 0
    fi

    ls pool/

    mkdir -p /home/debian/pool
    mkdir -p /home/debian/dists
    cd /home/debian ; rm dists/$distroname/contribx/binary-i386/Packages ; mkdir -p dists/$distroname/contrib/binary-i386/ ; apt-ftparchive packages pool/contrib/ > dists/$distroname/contrib/binary-i386/Packages
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    Last edited by frenchn00b; November 21st, 2009 at 02:16 PM.

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