I am using debian 22.214.171.124
The advantage is I have iso of 8 DVD's which contain repository so I don't have to grab files from internet to install software.
Currently I did following
Mounted iso using 'mount <path-to-iso-file> <mount-point> -o loop'
Then found packages binary using 'find <mount-point> -iname '.*gz$'
Created 'contrib' & 'main' folders in root for each dvd namely 'mkdir /root/dvd<number>-<main/contrib>' & copied Packages.gz (found above) to corresponding folder
Added following to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb file:/root dvd<number>-<main/contrib>/
Then 'apt-get update'
I do not want to keep dvd iso's mounted all the time.
I have to keep a list of files of each dvd separately.
Long ago , I had installed using physical dvd's while booting . Then OS used to tell me to insert desired 'dvd<number>' while installing external packages.
Can it happen now ?