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Old 10-02-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
njukks
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Query about apt-get -d option


Hi,
My goal is to download a .deb package(e.g vlc) from the cmd line so that I do not always need to connect to the internet using the normal apt-get install cmd
From the cmd line I typed sudo apt-get -d install vlc. After the operation is completed, is the downloaded file in a .deb form and where is it downloaded to?

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Old 10-02-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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package is automatically ninstalled into correct directories, but you can just look under /usr/share to find the dir of whatever it is you installed. to run anything installed this way, you open a terminal and just type the package name and hit enter. ex. vlc<enter>

if you want it on your menu then right click your menu button and choose edit. this is true for gnome and i think kde. i don't know about other window managers.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 07:40 AM   #3
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apt-get default directory is /var/cache/apt/archives/

This will get dumped if you run the clean option.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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My goal is to download a .deb package(e.g vlc) from the cmd line so that I do not always need to connect to the internet using the normal apt-get install cmd
I don't understand this sentence. Once you have installed your package (I'd suggest using aptitude rather than apt-get) you don't always need to connect to the internet to install it again. It's installed on your system and there it lives happily until you upgrade it with a later version.
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