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

Is there a way to store deb packages (all or a specific version of package) on a local media (dvd, usb etc...) so later I would be able to install those packages on a PC which does not have Internet connection?

For example, these are the packages that I want to install on a PC which doesn't have Internet connection:

# TinyOS MSP430 GCC Compiler Repository
# Version 4.6.3
deb http://tinyprod.net/repos/debian squeeze main
deb http://tinyprod.net/repos/debian msp430-46 main

# TinyOS version 2.1.2
deb http://tinyos.stanford.edu/tinyos/dists/ubuntu lucid main
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try sudo apt-get --download-only <packagename> –  blade19899 Sep 21 '12 at 9:31
    
you can browse those link find the package you need, here is the direct link to Tinyos version 2.1.2 tinyos.stanford.edu/tinyos/dists/ubuntu/pool/main/t/… –  blade19899 Sep 21 '12 at 9:37
    
Want to only store packages which are downloaded? You can find them in /var/cache/apt/archives folder. If you also want to install them locally without using Internet on another pc, look at the above link –  Anwar Shah Sep 21 '12 at 9:41
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You want to download what you need or just backup your applications from your system?!!!!! –  user61928 Sep 21 '12 at 10:38

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You can download the deb only by the command

sudo apt-get --download-only <packagename>

Then you can burn the files to your DVD and make the DVD as a software source using synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center

Else you can make your own local repository. read this to get it

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Use APT on CD

The gui interface for backing up deb files!

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AptonCD backup installed packages but in his question he want to download and he didn't mention to backup installed packages –  user61928 Sep 21 '12 at 10:37
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this is not the solution for the question –  user91632 Sep 21 '12 at 11:00

you can download all needed softwares and updates through software center or Synaptic and then take a copy of you /var/cache/apt/archives and them on the offline machine do a sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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