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January 27th, 2009, 01:09 PM
I love ubuntu, but why do you need internet to get programs for it? I am unable to play mp3 files or play dvds because it needs additional codecs, and there is no way of downloading them on a different machine to a memory stick. Why not introduce packages where you are able to download software and add on's/codecs to a memory stick to install onto a ubuntu machine without internet access? :(

January 27th, 2009, 01:25 PM

One thing about the linux community is that there is always an answer, sometimes 2 or 3.

In your case, I would recommend getting access to a machine with the same version of ubuntu and internet access.

Install aptoncd and then create an update cd with all the addon packages you need.

When you pop this cd onto your offline pc, it will recognise it as an update source and allow you to add those packages.

Second option is to use another distro which includes the packages you need in the default install. One that comes to mind is LinuxMint. I don't mean to endorse this over any other, but it is a derivative of Ubuntu.

Remember that the reason that these codecs are not shipped by default are due to various legal rights & license restrictions which may/may not apply to you.

Please see http://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats for more info.

January 27th, 2009, 01:26 PM
canceled by me

January 27th, 2009, 06:00 PM
http://packages.medibuntu.org/ has codecs that seem to work well with ubunutu
or try http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ if you are good at finding the exact one you want. They will be in the pool directory. (They are for mulitple versions of Ubuntu so careful)

January 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM
You should try out Keryx (http://keryx.betaserver.org) for getting packages/software for your offline machine. It works just like synaptic from a flash drive on any computer. It grabs the packages and all of the dependencies. :)