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    How to: Creat a list of softwares of ubuntu repositories for downloading

    Requirement: accessibility to a high speed internet (several Mb/s)
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    If you don't have a fast internet connection at home, but in your office/university/...: Yes, this way will be useful for you! visit here, too. It's a related topic.
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    1. Go to: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ (Main Server)
    You can also use the other mirrors:
    Code:
    http://xy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists
    Replace xy with the abbreviation of the country.
    Ex:
    http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
    http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
    http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
    http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
    http://es.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
    ...

    2. Choose the correct version of Ubuntu which you are using. For example: Oneiric
    Note: Just oneiric, Not oneiric-backports, Not oneiric-proposed, Not oneiric-security & Not oneiric-updates
    Ex: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/

    3. There are 4 directories:
    main/
    multiverse/
    restricted/
    universe/
    Go to the each of directories and download the both binary & debian installer documents according to your Ubuntu stracture (32 bit(i386) or 64 bit(amd64)).

    4. Downloaded .gz files have probably the same name! You can change their name. However, extract and open documents. Glance lines. Deb Files addresses come in lines that start with "Filename". We'll use this point:
    Code:
    cat Packages | grep Filename >> lst.txt
    you know that "Packeges" should be replaced with the correct name of each of extracted archive files that you have downloaded.

    5. Now, you have a/some text file(s). Open it/them with gedit> Ctrl+H> type below phrase in first field:
    Code:
    Filename:
    Note: there is a space character after ":". 2nd field should be filled with the mirror you like, in this form:
    Ex:
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

    5. Employ a download manager and get all or some specified Debs in one try.

    __________________________________________________ _______________
    Appendage:
    CLI Download Managers: Wget, Aria2(aria2c), Axel, Curl, Prozilla, ...
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install aria2
     sudo apt-get install axel
    GUI Download Manager: Jdownloader, Uget, FatRat, Steadyflow, Tucan Manager, ...

    Torrent Clients: Tixati, Vuze, ...


    => How to utilize Aria2 for downloading URLs which are placed into a text file:
    Code:
    aria2c -i name.txt
    Last edited by SidebySide; September 18th, 2011 at 09:02 PM.
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    Re: How to: Creat a list of softwares of ubuntu repositories for downloading

    why such complicated way ? is it usefull for something ?

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    Re: How to: Creat a list of softwares of ubuntu repositories for downloading

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    Re: How to: Creat a list of softwares of ubuntu repositories for downloading

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    why such complicated way? is it usefull for something?
    In some countries or zones, accessibility to internet, especially fast internet connection is so expensive or maybe unavailable and it may someone is using dialup yet. You know without internet Ubuntu dosen't mean! So in this case, the user can use internet of her/his university/office to download all packages and transfers them to her/his PC & Laptop. Moreover, you can offer a DVD(includes downloaded packages) accompanied by Ubuntu disk to someone who's using non-free OS, in such areas! I Usually prefer to search in my list for special software and download Deb file with all dependencies manually instead of using software center.
    Last edited by SidebySide; September 18th, 2011 at 08:54 PM.
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