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    Red face Where are the updates stored?

    I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my two machines. I installed the restricted extras on one machine along with all other updates. Is it possible to just copy those updates into the other machine, without wasting time and bandwidth in entire new update?

    If not, please tell me for atleast restricted extras.

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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Look in /var/cache/apt/archives. They should be in there unless you've cleaned them out.

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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Hi,

    The updates are stored in /var/cache/apt/archives. You can copy the .deb files from there to a flash drive and from the flash drive to the /var/cache/apt/archives directory on the target machine.

    However, because you may not have run 'apt-get update' on the target machine, it may not know that ubuntu-restricted-extras is available. If that is the case, you'll want to look at Keryx, which will handle updating APT for you.
    Myth: Linux is only usable with a persistent Internet connection. WRONG!
    You can use Keryx to download your .debs with dependencies from any OS!

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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Thanks. Please clarify one more thing, do I have to run the debian files which I'll copy in the flash drive, or just paste them in the target folder?
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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Just copy the whole package.

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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Thanks, wojox
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    Re: Where are the updates stored?

    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh_destiny View Post
    Thanks, wojox
    Your welcome.

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