View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to get multiverse repository offline?

May 6th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Hi , I am new to Ubuntu (and to Linux),but highly inspired by free software.
I have no connectivity to internet at home, but want to enjoy softwares from various
software bins (Multiverse,Universe e.t.c..).
After some reading over internet I have found , Images of these are available on DVD.
I am not sure how to obtain those DVD and how much these will cost to me .
Can someone guide me in this regard?
I am living in India.


May 6th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Hi, have a look at http://www.zyxware.com/requestcd looks like you can get the repos for hardy or intrepid if you live in India.
Another useful tool if you want to update your ubuntu is to use keyrx (http://keryxproject.org/) which allows you to download the packages you want from another machine that has access to the Internet.

May 6th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Hi Partiboi2,
I have read about both and keyrx (http://keryxproject.org/) suite me best.but before that i want to install UI
component for keyrx (http://keryxproject.org/),how to do that?
Can you point to some good tutorial in this regard?

May 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Here (http://crashsystems.net/2009/01/keryx-tutorial/) is a tutorial on using keryx. Let us know how you go.

May 6th, 2009, 03:58 PM
To use the UI on Linux, you must install python-wxversion, python-wxgtk2.8, libwxgtk2.8-0, and libwxbase2.8-0. These are the only 4 packages you need. It will really only help you create the projects graphically as Keryx is unable to install the packages just yet.

I'll be working on Keryx 1.0 this summer which will be written from the ground up, making everything simpler and much quicker as well as a single-file executable for Windows and Linux (with hopefully a Mac one later on). 1.0 will install packages and everything else under the sun. :D (Don't quote me on that when release comes)