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Old 10-29-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs down update install applics on Ubuntu 8.04LTS without Internet conn.

I'm a real newbie to Ubuntu having experience for about a month with Ubuntu. i've installed ubuntu 8.04LTS from Live CD on my box which have no internet conn. I've been surfing various Linux/Ubuntu forums and came across to how-to thread to install update applics on Ubuntu without inet conn. I try what the thread said as follows.
(1) sudo apt-get -qq --print-uris update | awk -F\' '{print $2}' > get.lst
(2) Copy the get.lst file generated to my office computer which is booted by Live CD to ~/uym
(3) cd ~/uym and run wget -c -i get.lst
(4) copy all the downloaded deb files and put on my home computer with inet in the dir /root/sharedebs
(5) then on this machine i try
sudo dpkg-scanpackages sharedebs /dev/null|gzip > sharedebs/Packages.gz and get the reply
No permission for sharedebs/Packages.gz
dpkg-scanpackages no command found.

Pls guide me what i'm doing wrong or any suggestions.
Old 10-29-2008, 04:30 AM   #2
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It might be better if you had the sharedebs directory in your home directory, not in /root.
Old 10-29-2008, 05:46 AM   #3
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Question update install applics on Ubuntu 8.04LTS without Inet

Thanks for yr reply. I now try to put my downloaded debs to ~/sharedebs folder of my home computer without Internet conn. sorry, in my first post i've left out the out in without Internet conn. then i try the command
sudo dpkg-scanpackages sharedebs /dev/null|gzip > sharedebs/Packages.gz.
I have the same replies which are
bash : sharedebs/Packages.gz = No such file or directory.
sudo : dpkg-scanpackages = command not found.
i then try man dpkg-scanpackages and got reply that no manual entry for dpkg-scanpackages.
i then try man dpkg -scanpackages and get the man for dpkg command with no explanation for scanpackages switch.
Pls help me for solution. Thanks in anticipation.
Old 10-29-2008, 06:56 AM   #4
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It sounds like 'dpkg-scanpackages' was not installed.
You can still install those files though, just using:

dpkg -i yourpackagename.deb

If there are many dependencies then you have a long list. If you're sure you want to install all of them:

dpkg -i /path/to/your/debs/directory/*.deb

Of course that bypasses whatever other package management software you may have.
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