View Full Version : [ubuntu] using packages downloaded on one laptop to another laptop

February 17th, 2013, 03:48 AM
I have upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64) to 12.04 (amd64) on one of the laptops I have, I some machines which are not connected on any network and they are running Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64),

I want to use the packages downloaded on the first laptop on the other machines so that both have Ubuntu 12.04 I checked on first laptop (now running 12.04 ) downloaded upgrades are residing in /var/cache/apt/archives
I have copied them those packages from laptop to a USB

On the other machines I have tried putting those package files into /var/apt/cache/archives
and then just firing the upgrade process do-release-upgrade, and unfortunately this does not work and rather than picking the packages from

it goes to some thing like

http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main qemu-utils amd64 1.0+noroms-0ubuntu13 [353 kB]

and so on and is downloading things (where as there is not network connection)

Now what I want to know is how do I make sure do-release-upgrade uses these copied packages from USB and does not attempt to download 700 mb of updates because there is no network connectivity on those machines.
If there is a way in this situation let me know.

February 20th, 2013, 12:15 PM
You can put all packages from /var/cache/apt/archives to one folder.Put folder on stick and transfer it to other comp.you can put folder with packages in your home directory and from then go inside of it and run

sudo dpkg -i *deb

You can also use Aptoncd. (http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/)