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June 11th, 2011, 11:02 AM
how to install offline software(if No Internet Connection)

June 11th, 2011, 02:04 PM
You'll need to have access to the internet somehow, at least temporarily, or have a friend who has internet access. If you can get any kind of internet access at all, it is possible, (or at least it used to be the last time I checked), to obtain the entire Ubuntu Repositories on an .iso file and burn that to a CD-ROM. If you are interested in doing things that way, visit http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net for more information, it's called 'APTonCD'.

Another method that works or used to work would be to go download one of the DVD .iso files for Ubuntu, because the installation DVDs also contain all the software in the repositories.

To enable this idea to work, in older versions of Ubuntu we used to open our /etc/apt/sources.list files and
remove the hash mark from that top line in your /etc/apt/sources.list referring to the CD-ROM. A hash mark looks like this: # and it is used to block off a line of code in a text file that the computer reads, so by removing the hash mark you will be activating that line of code.
After that whenever you want to install new software, Ubuntu will ask you to insert your Ubuntu DVD or CD-ROM. It will look there first and get what software it can from the DVD or CD before it will look on the internet (if connected) to try to download software from the repositories.

I'm sorry about being a little old fashioned and out of date. I'm sure there's a more modern way to enable downloading software from CD or DVD by clicking some software settings somewhere but I'm not sure exactly where until I get used to this new unity desktop, but I'm sure there's a setting around for it that can be just pointed to and clicked on.
if you can't find it either, just open a terminal and go 'gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list',

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

June 11th, 2011, 11:46 PM
You can try SuperDeb Creator from the SuperOS repository


There's also apt-offline:

September 1st, 2011, 09:38 AM
1. http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/get-list-of-packages-and-dependencies.html

2. [/URL]Keryx is a portable, cross-platform package manager for APT-based (Ubuntu, Debian) systems. It provides a graphical interface for gathering updates, packages, and dependencies for offline computers. Keryx is free and open source. You can get Keryx here: http://keryxproject.org (http://forum.ubuntu.ir/index.php/topic,15546.msg119657.html#msg119657)

3. Scripting (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Synaptic/PackageDownloadScript) facility in Synaptic

Short instructions:
* Launch Synaptic on the offline computer
* Mark the packages you wish to install
* Select File->Generate package download script
* Save the script to your USB key
* Take the USB key to an online Linux computer and run the script there from the USB key. It will download only the packages required by the offline computer to the USB key.
* Insert the USB key into the offline computer
* Launch Synaptic and click on File->Add downloaded packages
* Select the directory on your USB key containing the downloaded ".deb" files and press Open, The packages will be installed.
Note: If you don't have access to a PC with GNU/Linux or emulating/virtualizing GNU/Linux (Cygwin, VMware, VirtualBox, Qemu, etc), just open the script with a text editor and enter all the URLs you see in your browser to download the corresponding packages.
If you have all the necessary libraries and/or dependencies, the simplest way is of course to just download the .deb package you need, just as you would with a Windows installer, and double-click the package to install it with GDebi.
All Ubuntu packages are available on [URL]http://packages.ubuntu.com/ and http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages.

4. apt-get offline repository (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Offline/Repository)

5. http://sushi-huh.sourceforge.net/