How to integrate Ubuntu's latest updates

Asked by Turbo on 2008-07-03

Hi everyone.

I made a little search on Google before asking here but not so lucky ;-)

My question is:

Is there any way I can download and integrate (slipstream) Ubuntu's (ie. Hardy Heron) updates so I can update the original CD ??

As more and more people ask me a dual boot install of Windows and Ubuntu (even full Ubuntu!) =)=) I find the update process cumbersome and quite long, if you keep in mind that every time you install Ubuntu, the updates/fixes takes several hundreds megabytes. The idea is to reduce this to a minimun, specially if (like the other day), I had to make an Ubuntu install in a remote office WITHOUT internet at all.

To make the idea even easier, just think when you have a WinXP CD-Rom and then you slipstream the latest SP and then burn the updated CD, voila !. Just a few updates remaining on internet and so on... Can we do something like that on Ubuntu ???

Thanks a million in advance.

Turbo.

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2008-07-03

As an alternative, as you download updates for your own computer, just look for the latest version of packages in /var/cache/apt/archives folder and copy them to some USB drive. Put in the USB drive into the PC where you recently did a clean install of Ubuntu. Lets assume that the packages are in /media/disk/packages
So do:
sudo dpkg -i /media/disk/packages/*.deb

You may also try AptonCD: http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

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