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Old 08-28-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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how to save software sources?


is there a way to keep the application sources after being installed by Software Manager(using Linux Mint)?
ex, i install opera browser via the software manager and maybe i try to re-install the linux in a month and i dont wanna download all the softwares again. is there a executable file like EXE or DMG which i can keep after downloaded?

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Old 08-28-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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Usually the package managers do have a cache of their own and they do keep the installed packages. In Ubuntu the apt cache is located at /var/cache/apt. You might want to look into that.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:43 AM   #3
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thank you for the fast reply. found the cache with the .deb files so basically i just keep a copy of these and double-click on any other system i want to install them, right? (sorry for noobish q's)
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
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Yes you could. But it would be far better if you copied the .debs from one cache to other and use apt to install. This would ensure all the dependencies are also installed. But I not tried to copy the cache from one machine to other. So you should test in on some test machine before trying it out on your main desktop. But directly installing .deb should not hurt.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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thanks alot, appreciate it
 
Old 08-30-2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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You are welcome.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 05:44 AM   #7
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is there a executable file like EXE or DMG which i can keep after downloaded?
In Linux, you use packages instead, and they're not executable.
 
  


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