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Old 09-22-2003, 07:02 PM   #1
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Using Synaptic.......but where are the downloaded files stored?

Having a sloooow modem connection I want to be able to save the updates that synaptic downloads so I can transfer and install to other computers......but hey where are they?
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Check /var/cache/apt/archives/ . That's where mine go.
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Thanks......saves a lot of modem time
Old 08-26-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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This is an old thread, but exactly what I am researching... with an additional quesiton:

Synaptic wants to install 5 OpenOffice updates that total around 60MB. I used a friend's DSL (since I'm on dialup) to download these files from the Ubuntu repository server that Synaptic points to. It took a while to find the files, but I finally found them in the /pool directory. The files I downloaded are the same name & version numbers that Synaptic listed. I chose the ones that end with "..._all.deb", from the section for my processor type and Ubuntu version.

Now there's the question of how do I make Synaptic check them, so I can know the stuff I downloaded is correct and complete?

Thanks for any direction here...

Here are the actual files I downloaded on the other computer:

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