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I want to download a complete off line openssh-server package installer. I need the offline package to setup for my school project but I don't have the internet facility in the lab.

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If you will execute sudo apt-get download openssh-server you will get a .deb file that can be installed offline.

However, as there are several dependencies packages that are required by openssh-server you will probably want to download all of them too.
To do it execute this instead: sudo apt-get build-dep --download-only --reinstall -o dir::cache=<path_to_save> openssh-server. where <path_to_save> is where you want the downloaded dependencies to be saved.

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this is giving me the following error bash: cd: /home/user/dir/sudo: No such file or directory – coder Mar 18 '12 at 12:57
Are you running Ubuntu? – yossile Mar 18 '12 at 12:59
yes ubuntu 11.10 – coder Mar 18 '12 at 13:02
sorry you were correct i typed it wrong.Now can you please explain what to do with these packages on the other computers? – coder Mar 18 '12 at 13:04
Have all .deb in one folder and on the other computer execute 'sudo dpkg -i *.deb' – yossile Mar 18 '12 at 14:34

I know that this is an old question, but I stumbled upon it and it came very close to solving my problem on Ubuntu 14.04.

I thought I would post some additional instructions to add to the answer that was given above by yossile. I had to make a few minor modifications to their instructions for complete success.

  1. Download the openssh-server package (this grabs the .deb file):

    sudo apt-get download openssh-server 
  2. Download the dependencies for openssh-server:

    sudo apt-get build-dep --download-only -o dir::cache=PATHFORDEPS openssh-server
    • PATHFORDEPS is where you want the downloaded dependencies to be saved.

    • the --reinstall option has been removed. It was throwing an error in 14.04, but the remainder of the command works as it should without it.

  3. Download additional dependencies (the above command didn't grab these):

    sudo apt-get download openssh-sftp-server openssh-client
  4. Install OpenSSH Server (be sure all .deb files are in the same folder):

    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
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  • Get the "deb" file
  • Give the command by pointing offline package file

In order to get offline installation file, follow this command:

sudo apt-get –download-only openssh-server

Install it by using “deb” file:

sudo dpkg -i /home/yupana/Desktop/ssh.deb

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