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Old 06-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Save a downloaded (purchased) product for a later reinstall


Hi there,

I was wanting to purchase and download a game for my daughter off the Ubuntu Software Center but one reason why I haven't done so yet is that when I do an upgrade I don't want to have to re-purchase the game. How is this problem handled in Software Center?

(I would prefer to download the .deb file or whatever, and keep it to reinstall when I like....)

Regards
John
 
Old 06-24-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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If you can I would use synaptic to download the bugger. I do not know if you can do that because Ubuntu does not want you to use a real package manager.

If you can do that then when you hit the, apply button, you get a "confirm" box that tells what all is to be downloaded (package + depends) with a box to just download the packages (no install).

You might check USC, on some other package, to see if it offers this. I doubt it as that would be too hard for the "average" user to understand. According to the good folks at Ubuntu most things are.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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Thanks widget for your response.

In Synaptic it tells me that the SSL timeout. It seems I have a buggy piece of SSL package or config files somethere.

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