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Old 07-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
marty510
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Ubuntu 9.04 repositories?


I've been trying to locate these repositories (and for other Ubuntu releases) for who knows how long.
can someone please give me a direct link to the whole repository set so I can put them on DVD.

Thanks, marty

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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Try http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/
 
Old 07-15-2009, 12:01 PM   #3
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Damn, that's good stuff
thanks arochester!
 
Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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Sweet!
 
Old 07-16-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
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something, but no actual links?

Thanks for the link, but it still takes me to a search page on google, with mostly links to other pages with the same links as well. Ya got any other direct links to the repositories....one that takes me right to the main, and restricted, as well as the updates, suported and unsuported?

Thanks again,marty
 
Old 07-17-2009, 05:42 AM   #6
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You don't seem to understand. Fill in the form. Generate a sources list. It will give you a list of addresses for the repositories.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #7
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no offense, but...

I've filled out the form and was sent to what I thought was what I wanted. I did get to the same page(s) I've always been able to get to but there is no telling which ones I should download....besides, there all small files? what gives, please fill me in, I really hate payin' for the DVD's from the couple places I've paid to before.
Sorry for the nag, just not sure what to do.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 11:29 PM   #8
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I'm not totally clear what you're asking for. So, I'm going to try to answer all the possible scenarios that your question brings to mind.

Scenario #1: You're simply looking to find out where to download the first install DVD for Ubuntu 9.04, and for some reason could not find it:

If you're simply looking for the first install DVD, then try http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu-...sktop-i386.iso

Scenario #2: Trying to get every package there is for Ubuntu on DVD (all of 'em):

Are you looking to get the entire distribution on DVD, rather than rely on the internet? I don't know if Ubuntu has this, though Debian does. The entire Debian distribution is five DVDs. Most people have high speed internet, and instead of relying on DVDs or CDs, they use internet repositories. However, DVDs can be used, and can be a part of the sources.list. For example, I have dial-up, so I relied upon a friend with high-speed internet to download and burn the five Debian DVDs for me, and, thus, my sources.list looks like this:

Code:
# the main Debian packages.
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-5 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-4 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-3 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-2 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main

# uncommenting the following line will enable security updates
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

# multimedia
deb http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/distro/debian/debian-multimedia/ stable main
Note above that all the main repositories are DVD, listed as "deb cdrom", rather than "deb http". I wasn't able to find a DVD iso image for the multimedia packages; so, I simply rely upon the internet for those packages when I use aptitude (which is an ncurses/command line equivalent of synaptic). Otherwise I use the DVDs for installing and trying out new programs in Debian.

If there are no DVD iso images of the entire Ubuntu distribution, then you can still download all the packages from the repositories, and set up your own mirror on your own computer (the localhost). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Debmirror (you'll need to change the target to "jaunty").

Or, you could simply download the packages from http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/, and then try to install them via gdebi-gtk. The "pool" directory has the packages. The later packages would be for the later version of Ubuntu (Jaunty, or Karmic). However, this is truly not recommended. The previously mentioned method (using debmirror) is much better.

Scenario #3: You already have Ubuntu installed, but it's an older one. You've heard there's a new one, that being 9.04, and feel you must get DVDs to upgrade, and find it confusing that only an install DVD is available (IE, you just don't know how to upgrade to 9.04):

I must digress for a second here, and say that I absolutely abhor the cutesy names of Ubuntu. Granted, Debian's Toystory names are a bit nauseating too, but Ubuntu's names are so sugary sweet that they just make me wanna puke.

Anyway, open gksudo (or, in the terminal, enter the command "sudo gedit"), and with this open gedit. With gedit, open the file /etc/apt/sources.list. Here, you'll see something like this:

Code:
###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main restricted universe multiverse 
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Partner Repo
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
Replace the word "hardy" with the word "jaunty" (except in the partner repository, which, for some reason that is unknown to me, seems to remain at hardy -- at least that was what the Ubuntu Sources List Generator -- which was kindly pointed out to us by arochester -- seemed to indicate to me).
Save and close. You'll now have something like the following as your sources.list:

Code:
###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse 
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Partner Repo
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
Rather than using gedit, as described above, you can also use Synaptic to change the repositories (to get Jaunty). Just select "Settings", and then on the drop-down menu from this, select "Repositories", and there will be options to change the repositories from hardy to jaunty.

Now, use synaptic, and press "Reload". Then, press "Mark All Upgrades". Then, press "Apply". If it gives the option for a safe-upgrade, or a regular-upgrade, rather than a full-upgrade or smart-upgrade, then choose this first. Do the full-upgrade or smart-upgrade after doing the regular-upgrade or safe-upgrade.

More information on repositories at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...es/CommandLine

Note: I use Debian, so some of the information here may be a bit off. If so, and any of you notice, please feel free to correct me.

Last edited by mark_alfred; 07-20-2009 at 12:21 AM. Reason: changed the order of the scenarios
 
Old 07-20-2009, 12:35 AM   #9
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....back

yes, I'm trying to get the whole DVD distribution for Ubuntu 9.04 'cause I'm running Linux Mint 7 right now and would like to be able to use the DVD's to install what ever programs I may need....without an internet connection.
Looks kinda intimidating though, that whole process. I might have to spend the $40. bucks
 
Old 07-20-2009, 01:52 AM   #10
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Is the $40.00 bucks you speak of for the pack of 20? Is the so-called "pack of twenty" twenty copies of the same CD, or is it twenty different CDs with different packages? I'm assuming the latter, but I'm not sure. Then they have the pack of 200, which, frankly, seems like an extraordinary amount of software if they are all different. The five Debian DVDs is about the same as 20 CDs (the fifth DVD is less than half full); so, the pack of twenty makes sense. But even adding all the nonfree and multimedia packages, and I still can't imagine reaching 200 CDs. You'd have to spend an entire day running "apt-get add cdrom" to update your sources.list. Crazy.

Instead of paying $40.00 bucks, have you considered trying Debian? It's much the same. Of course, if the Ubuntu CDs are for your Linux Mint install (which, I think, is compatible with Ubuntu), then I see why you'd want Ubuntu.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:25 AM   #11
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a self-indulgent digression:

Quote:
Originally Posted by marty510 View Post
Looks kinda intimidating though, that whole process. I might have to spend the $40. bucks
I myself tried the debmirror command to get the debian multimedia repository downloaded a while back, and it did download the repository. However, I didn't set it up right, so I was not able to use it with apt-get or aptitude.

I found the description of the process using debmirror kinda interesting, actually. But, I don't get how simply linking the directory /home/UbuntuMirror with /var/www/ubuntu gives the site http://mirrorbox/ubuntu/ (one would have to buy such a domain name, I would think, and point it to the home user's apache set up -- assuming the home user had high speed internet). Instead, I imagine that http://localhost/ubuntu would be a way to access it. However, there must be something I'm missing.

If I ever decide to get high-speed internet again, and a new computer (rather than my trusty ol' 450 MHz PIII machine), then I must try this.

[..] Okay, I figured it. "mirrorbox" is just a general way of saying the computer upon which the mirror exists (aka the localhost), and is not an actual domain name. So, http://mirrorbox/ubuntu is, in fact, the same as http://localhost/ubuntu. Good. So I wasn't missing something. Yes, good.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:09 PM   #12
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found it!

Here is the answer to How to make your own Ubuntu Repository DVDs (as opposed to merely getting the lone set-up CD).
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #13
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Very good info
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:12 PM   #14
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Thanks linux72. In fact, in reading the page, he does cite a page where pre-made DVD iso images of Ubuntu do exist. They can be found at this site here. There are two DVDs for Jaunty with just the main repository, and for Jaunty with not only main, but also restricted, universe, and multiverse, comes to six DVDs. It's at the bottom of the page.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:56 PM   #15
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mark_alfred, I tried the link for the 6(Jaunty) DVD iso's(that's what I'm looking for)and when I tried to do some downloading I lost the connection (over and over) to the 1st of the 6 iso's I was trying to get. I've never had a problem with any other D-loads before..........or torrents. ??????
 
  


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