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Old 08-10-2006, 04:45 AM   #1
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Additional software of my Ubuntu system


greetings everybody,

you'll have to excuse me if my question sounds a little moronic. I'm new at this whole linux thing, so hey!!

Anyway, my problem is very straightforward: I'm trying to install additional software on my Ubuntu system that did not come with the CD. stuff like c,c++,gcc,g++, Apache,php,MySql etc. My computer is not connected to the internet so i'm forced to download the packages on a separate computer and transfer them to the Ubuntu machine.
I have tried installing them using the "dpkg" command but i keep getting problems with dependencies. Can anybody give my a complete step-by-step guide on how i can go about this?

Regards,
Pete.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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From your desktop,

System->Administration->Synapic Package Manager

search & install packages.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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From your desktop,

System->Administration->Synapic Package Manager

search & install packages.

You would be correct if pete was connected to the internet on the box that he wants to install packages on, but he's not. He needs his packages from the repo's.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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A package called "build-essentials" will install whats needed for most compiles like gcc and make. You will want to tell Synaptic to use all repositories. By default only the basic repositories are included. You'll see terms like universe and multiverse. You want them to give access to the complete suite of Ubuntu software.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 07:10 PM   #5
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A package called "build-essentials" will install whats needed for most compiles like gcc and make. You will want to tell Synaptic to use all repositories. By default only the basic repositories are included. You'll see terms like universe and multiverse. You want them to give access to the complete suite of Ubuntu software.
Yes, but how is he suppose to get packages from the repo's if he is not connected to the net?

He wants to know if he can retrieve the needed packages using another box that IS connected and then transfer those packages to HIS box that is NOT connected, and install them.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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pete & randell

Sorry, I didn't notice the system is not connected to the net.

Would apt-get --download-only option on the box that is connected to the net work for pete's case?
 
Old 08-10-2006, 10:46 PM   #7
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pete & randell

Sorry, I didn't notice the system is not connected to the net.

Would apt-get --download-only option on the box that is connected to the net work for pete's case?
That sounds like a workable plan! As long as someone can tell him where to find the packages. I know, I'm not much help here, but I have never tryed to transfer files in linux.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 03:17 PM   #8
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While there is not only a CD version of Ubuntu, but a DVD version too, there's still the problem that "Ubuntu" makes up several GigaBytes (my estimate: 20-30 GB?) of - compressed - software.

I'm attaching to this thread in order to get a notification when some - urgently awaited - tool will be announced, that downloads a given package alltogether with its dependencies - to be installed alltogether, offline.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 03:28 PM   #9
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Oops,
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Originally Posted by nuxrl
apt-get --download-only install package-name
that should be a valid solution! I've checked that out but can't seem to find the downloaded packages, at any rate?

Thanks
 
Old 08-12-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
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Rob,

Try these steps,

1. sudo cp /etc/apt/apt.conf /etc/apt/apt.conf.saved
2. replace the line in /etc/apt/apt.conf with "APT::Get:ownload-Only;"
3. sudo apt-get update
4. when you install a package later on, the *.deb files are downloaded only and saved in /var/cache/apt/archives.
You can copy them around and installed on other boxes by "sudo dpkg --install"
 
  


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