View Full Version : [ubuntu] fetching a .deb from an alternate repository

February 11th, 2019, 01:56 AM
is there a direct "one command" way to fetch a .deb file from an alternate repository named on an apt-add-repository without actually adding a (that) repository to your sources, like maybe a direct URL download from that repository?

rephrasing the question:

based on many useless answer google found for me and the way some of them were asked:

given the name (or hostname) of a debian/ubuntu repository, and a package name (and architecture and distro version), is there a way to construct an HTTP URL that can be fetched to download the .deb file? i might like to download it in a user that has no sudo privileges and/or on a different host.

i am NOT wanting any suggestions for tool to download files based on URLs. i already have such a tool that does what else i need.

tea for one
February 11th, 2019, 11:38 PM
Do you have synaptic package manager installed?

When you mark a package for installation, you can generate a download script via the file menu.

The script uses wget as in the following example:-

wget -c http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssh/openssh-client_7.6p1-4ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb

Here is the website for wget:- https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/

Any help?

February 12th, 2019, 12:56 AM
....and this page details how to find a direct link to a deb file from a ppa and an example script to construct a URL from the ppa.