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Old 09-17-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Installing packages from a live CD/DVD

I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to install packages from a live CD/DVD. I have a live dvd that their are alot of apps I want off it, I would download them my self but I have very limited bandwidth. I have read about how to repackage the packages but I'm guessing this would be very time consuming picking through whats what. Any other options? Thanks
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You're running Ubuntu, but what distro is the live CD/DVD? If it's Debian based, I should think you could use packages off it.
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The live DVD is ArtistX 0.7, which is built off Ubuntu 8.10 so yes I can use the packages, but I dont know how to install the packages from the DVD to my computer. I knwo how to repackage them, well I have a page bookmarked with instrustions, but I'm not going to know what packages are dependent on others. Hope I am making sense.
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Browse the CD/DVD and see if there are deb files.
In general they are located in the pool directory

To install
dpkg -i /mount/CD/pool/foo.deb

However, make sure you don't mix distributions and/or releases.

Good luck


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