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    installing withought internet connections

    Ok, I talked my friend into installing linux, he installed hardy and is impressed with it, but since totem player doesn't have many codecs he cant play many formats . since he doesn't have an internet connection how can he install lets say VLC on his system , I have an internet connections can i download it and install it on his system , if so how?? thanx in advance

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    Re: installing withought internet connections

    Individual packages can be installed by downloading them at packages.ubuntu.com and transferring them to the machine without an Internet connection. This can be a hassle, however, for packages that require a lot of dependencies.

    A solution that's probably easier is to use APTonCD to create a mirror of an online repository on a CD and give that to your friend. You could also use this utility to create a copy of all of the packages on your system, which probably already has vlc, codecs and other important software, and give them to your friend.

    There's also a more advanced guide to mirroring repositories on removable media at http://howtoforge.com/dvd_images_of_ubuntu_repositories .

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    Re: installing withought internet connections

    i'll try that one out and get back at you

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    Re: installing withought internet connections

    i tried aptoncd and it works very well, thanx......

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