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    Question Ubuntu apt-get install (--download-only) exec from another machine on behalf of mine

    I have a server on a network segment with no direct or indirect access to the Internet.

    I want to perform an:

    apt-get install <package_name>

    Is there a way to somehow delegate the process of downloading the required files to another machine by exporting the server configuration so as to satisfy all dependencies while running:

    apt-get install --download-only <package_name>

    Can, in effect, apt-get install read a configuration from an exported archive rather than from the local package database?

    Can the list of packages to be downloaded be retrieved, along with an installation script to perform the installation, instead of the actual packages? (a further level of indirection which would help me schedule this with wget at appropriate times...)
    Last edited by maroloccio; May 27th, 2010 at 11:22 AM.

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