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i installed ubuntu server, don't have internet connection but have .zip package on a cd. how do i install it?

mounted the cdrom already and can see the application

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closed as unclear what you're asking by BuZZ-dEE, Mateo, guntbert, Braiam, Avinash Raj Feb 25 '14 at 3:45

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Please clear it -- Do you want to install from zip package or extract it in a location? – Nabil Feb 24 '14 at 18:00
i want to know how to install a package from i need to extract it first...cant use apt-get since i don't have internet on the machine – KB1 Feb 24 '14 at 18:05
What is the content of the zip file? Depending the content the installation method changes. – Braiam Feb 24 '14 at 18:34 – KB1 Feb 24 '14 at 18:43
not the name, the contents of what you are trying to archive? – Braiam Feb 25 '14 at 0:38

1) Unzip the to path/to/extracted/content:

unzip /path/to/ -d path/to/extracted/content

2) Install the archive content :

  • if it's a package.deb :

    sudo dpkg -i path/to/extracted/content/package.deb
    sudo apt-get install -f
  • if it's an install-script :

    sudo bash path/to/extracted/content/install-script

3) Delete the installation files (package.deb or install-script) :

rm path/to/extracted/content/package.deb


rm path/to/extracted/content/install-script

For further needs :

  • To go into path/to/somewhere :

    cd path/to/somewhere
  • To see what's inside path/to/somewhere :

    ls -a path/to/somewhere
  • To read a text-file (any format, like .txt, .html, .sh, ...) :

    cat  path/to/text-file
  • To edit a text-file (any format, like .txt, .html, .sh, ...) :

    nano path/to/text-file
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thanks i didnt ubuntu server comes without unzip package..gotta install this one now – KB1 Feb 24 '14 at 18:15

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