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November 17th, 2008, 01:17 AM

I am trying to configure the linux kernel on an old computer that doesn't have intenet or network acces. In order to #make menuconfig, I need to download ncurses-dev to a USB drive. Is there a command to do this from the package manager? Example apt-get <something> ncurses-dev. Thanks

November 19th, 2008, 03:52 AM
You could try this:

apt-get --reinstall -d install libncurses5-dev

...and then you'll have to go fish it out of /var/cache/apt/archives/

-d makes it download only, and not install it
--reinstall forces it to download it if the computer you're on already has it installed.