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Re: Choice of VMs under i386 Stretch?

On 7/2/19 6:04 AM, Matthew Crews wrote:

> To determine *which* installation DVD contains one of these programs,
> you will need to look at the individual wiki page for each VM host
> program, see which package or packages you need, and check the DVD .list
> files to see which DVD contains that package [2]. You should also be
> aware that each package may have untold number of dependencies, so I
> suggest you look at each individual package [3], figure out the
> dependencies, and then figure out which dvd those dependencies are on.


An alternative method is to look at each individual package, figure out
which packages you need, download the .deb files for each package, put
them on removable media (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or a usb flash drive), put
the removable media in your host machine, and install from the removable

On an internet-capable host, you can download the .deb for apps foo and
bar this way (without root access):

$ apt download foo bar

make sure you pay attention to the file name afterwards:

$ pwd
$ ls *.deb
foo_3.14.deb  bar_2.18.deb

To install a .deb file, you can either use apt to point to the file:

$ sudo apt install /path/to/file/foo_3.14.deb /path/to/file/bar_2.18.deb

Or you can use dpkg:

$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/file/foo_3.14.deb /path/to/file/bar_2.18.deb


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