offline installation

Asked by Stefan Thieme on 2007-04-19

I am currently looking into possibilities of selecting packages from an online repository from an offline machine, store a script (maybe using apt-zip) to download the list of missing packages on a removable media (e.g. usb-stick). In some internet cafe with highspeed connection I want to download the missing packages.

I t should have an option to update the package list along the download as well as on the 'offline' machine via some slow modem connection.

It would be best to structure the functionalities for a good procedure to do this first and take care how to implement this into the current high-level tools of debian/ubuntu.

Any follow up to this is welcome.

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Stefan Thieme
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2007-05-07
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2007-05-07
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2007-04-28
Johnathon (kirrus) said : #1

Hi,

Please can you elaborate on what exactly you would like to know?

If you wish to submit a feature request, please create a bug report :)

Joe Davison (joesephus) said : #2

I get it, the content of a Repos would be put onto a CD using APTonCD, allowing the packages to be transported to an offline machine.
But APTonCD already enables that.

Best Stefan Thieme (thymian) said : #3

I think I found a pretty good prototype of what I was looking for. The people over at SkoleLinux are working on a kind of wrapper script for the standard package managers that will store all selections and changes on a removable media. You can then start a script on a broadband connected machine to download the missing packages to install/upgrade the non-connected machine using that medium.

Please check http://wiki.debian.org/AptMedium for more information, but don't feel requested to built this feature twice =)