Backup all the dependency packages to a specified folder

Asked by Srijan Roy on 2017-03-02

Is it possible to backup all the dependency packages downloaded by Gdebi during installation of a software to a specified folder. Also when installing any software please allow user to specify local repository for the packages ? It will be very helpful to install the same software to different machine which doesn't have Internet connection

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Srijan Roy (srijanroy) said : #1

By " local repository " I mean folders in the PC. Gdebi will search in the folder first , if not found then will do the usual way.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

The Ubuntu package management programs (ubuntu-software, update-manager, apt-get, ...) store copies of the .deb packages in the directory /var/cache/apt/archives

You can copy the files from one machine to another (if Ubuntu release and architecture are the same) to avoid the need to download them again. (Remark: access restrictions apply to that directory, you may have to use sudo to gain the required authorizations for copying files there).

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