Bug#33006: marked as done ("Offline-queue" access method for apt)
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From: Florian Laws <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: "Offline-queue" access method for apt
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It would be nice if apt had a special method for offline use.
It should spool all requests for new packages into a file
that could be taken to an other machine with a good internet
connection by removable media.
On this machine there should be a script or a program (perhaps
even for Win32) that downloads all requested packages and
stores them back on the removable media.
Now, back on the first PC, all packages can be installed.
A less preferred possibility would be an apt-get command line
used in conjuction with -s for printing the complete URLs for
packages to download that can be piped into a file and
processed with wget myself.
This methods would be a great help for users with a slow and
expensive net internet connection or no net connection at all.