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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a compac presario laptop. Whenever i try to install a new ubuntu my wireless driver (broadcom) does not get installed by default. I have to install it by using Additional driver. For that i have to go to a internet cafe and connect it to a Lan.

That's really troublesome and i wonder if there is a way i can save my installed softwares like my drivers, Vlc,mp3 codecs .etc so that i don't have to connect to internet everytime i do a fresh install of Ubuntu.

Any help will be greatly appreciated .

Thanks and regards Kishlay Mishra

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He's asked the same question here again: askubuntu.com/questions/170384/… –  user76204 Jul 31 '12 at 10:56
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@Kishlay - Please ask one Question One time only , it causes spam like situation :) . Help comes. –  atenz Jul 31 '12 at 10:59
    
I used to use APTonCD until a few years back. aptoncd.sourceforge.net –  melvincv Jul 31 '12 at 11:03

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Copy the packages from /var/cache/apt/archives onto something like a usb.

Open file manager in new installation as root, as soon as you have finished - close the file manager.

gksudo /var/cache/apt/archives 

Copy them there.

Update from a terminal

sudo apt-get update

Package should be there for you to use.

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