where are the installed packages stored in linux

Asked by makk on 2009-12-16

actually i have installed ubuntu-restricted-package to play mp3s.now a frnd of mine who doesnt have internet on his pc wants the same.so i was wondering if that package is somewhere stores in my pc i wud take it into a pen drive to his pc and apply dpkg command there.wud it work or i m missing a clue or this is simply not gonna work.plz help

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  • 2009-12-16 by makk
Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said : #1

All downloaded packages for installation are put in /var/cache/apt/archives/

However the ubuntu-restricted-extras is a meta-package which will install a lot of other packages.

What you could do is installing and using the package aptoncd (sudo apt_get install aptoncd) to make an iso file from all your downloaded packages which could then be used to install to other PCs without internet access.

makk (mahak-vmukhi) said : #2

Thanks Vu Do Quynh, that solved my question.

makk (mahak-vmukhi) said : #3

but if u cud tell me where will the iso file be stored

makk (mahak-vmukhi) said : #4

hey i jst figured it out dat aptoncd is a command