How to download .deb packages for offline installation
Some of my friends always complain that they are not able download packages due to Internet availability issues or usage limit. Most of them are using different Ubuntu versions, hence I cannot use APTonCD to download the packages for them. Here’s a small solution for this, Thanks to ilug-tvm and Rajeesh ettan.
Step 1: Get the download URLs in a file :
Execute the following command replacing
package-names with required ones, separating by a space.
$apt-get -y install --print-uris package-name | cut -d\' -f2 | grep http:// > apturls
Step 2: Copy this file (apturls) to a machine which has high-speed Internet access, and execute the following command to download the packages:
$wget -i path-to-apturls-file
Step 3: Now get those downloaded packages to your machine, and install them using :
$sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Thank you, Good Luck :)