View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing softwares widout internet.

June 25th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Most of my friends donot hav an internet connection.
Even they use ubuntu. I hav to manually download all the dependencies for a particular software and giv them , which is really painful.

Is there any easy alternative for manual installation widout internet(something like single click install) ??

June 25th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Not really. You can download packages from http://packages.ubuntu.com but obviously you have to download the dependencies too. I think you can order a DVD from canonical that has a lot more packages available than the CD.

June 25th, 2008, 02:46 AM
This page (http://planetoss.com/detail.php?id=13) might help you install applications without internet connection.

June 25th, 2008, 02:48 AM
ya , i know that (even there are many distros like mint,ultimate) wid lots of softwares pre installed. But i just wanted to know that is there any alternative for time consuming manual installation??

June 25th, 2008, 02:48 AM
If you are thinking of a one click install like the ones for some Windows programs then unfortunately non exists in Linux that works without a net connection.

One solution to your problem would be to get an Ubuntu DVD or a DVD for the likes of Mandriva, openSUSE, Debian and Fedora which are shipped with lots of packages (especially the Debian DVDs), so you rarely need a net connection to install packages.

June 25th, 2008, 02:48 AM
You can also use aptoncd (http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/) which is in the ubuntu repos

June 27th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Thanku everyone , apt-on cd is really an useful app.

This website sells entire ubuntu repos on dvds , but this service is available only in India.

I think there are lot of such sites which sell ubuntu repository in form of dvds.if u find any such sites just add link to this thread.

June 27th, 2008, 03:51 AM

hmm, an huge iso.