I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I don't have any Internet connection to the system.

How can I install various packages? Is there a package collection available as CD/DVD (which I can download)?

  • Use askubuntu.com for these questions – nos Sep 17 '11 at 11:38
  • This question doesn't really belong to stackoverflow. Maybe, superuser? Or askubuntu? – Aleks G Sep 17 '11 at 11:41

Unlike debian, which has a set of disks that covers everything, for an offline install on ubuntu, you'll probably need to snarf the packages you need off the repositories for your version from packages.ubuntu.com. Remember to grab the prerequisites too, and install the prerequisites first, then the software using dpkg

If you don't mind a little more setup, but want something less annoying to do, and graphical- try using keryx - You install keryx on the system you want to update (so it can make a list of packages), and you can run an agent on another windows or linux box to download the packages you want to install and update to a USB key for install to the offline system

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    keryx will not support Ubuntu 11.04 now. – Vinod Sep 18 '11 at 6:47

This (archived form of a now-defunct website) may help you using apt-get install with the -o option


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    Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Ivo Flipse Jul 23 '12 at 16:03
  • Yep, the link is now broken, rendering this answer unhelpful. I'll see if I can find an archive.org version anyway – Patrick L Dec 21 '18 at 8:04
  • Even with the archived link, a proper answer on Super User should at least summarize the solution so that people don't have to click through to another site. Some users who come here cannot visit site-external links even if they wanted to. – tripleee Dec 21 '18 at 8:39

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