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Old 03-26-2008, 02:25 AM   #1
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how to install softwares in linux without any internet connection??

ok i don have any net connection at home and i have installed fedora and ubuntu. but now tell me how i install any softwatr on it.. because seatching on net i found that (for ex vlc and wine) i need a net connection to install them. isn't there any way that i download thoose packages in cd or pen dtiveand then install them. well i am unable to do that and it is really getting very frustrating.. i also tried to install some softwatr i found in the disc of an it magzine (in synapmatic add thitd party software, add cd rom) but hey it didn't recognize the disc.....
is there no way without net connection..
Old 03-26-2008, 03:10 AM   #2
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You can go to Ubuntu), and look at the prerequisites for each package that you want to install. Then download the required packages and then install them with synaptic package manager.

For Fedora you can go to download the packages and prerequisites and then burn the lot to cdrom and then install them using rpm.
Old 03-26-2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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For Fedora, is another source for rpm files. The listed dependencies are linked to the packages you can download for them.
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pls post some links for open suse 10.3..i want to install multimedia codecs to play audio,video i dun have internet on linux am unable to use them..pls help
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A) Look in the Community Resources section of YaST2. Select a entry at the top, and you can cut and paste the URL from the description on the bottom. You want a packman mirror for 10.3 that is closest to you. For playing DVDs you want the site listed for VLC. ( I don't know if this module contains values from the info on the install disk or if you need access to the internet, so this method may not work.

B) Go to a site like or rpmfind and search for a package like xine or mplayer and get the url or download a package from there.

C) Look at the sticky post at the top of this site's SuSE forum for Links to multimedia packages for SuSE.

Usually the ones you want will have packman or unixheads in the url.

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