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Actually I'm a bit new to Linux and I need to download some selected packages (debian ubuntu) to my local repository.

So could you please help me to figure this out?

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You want to install them? – jozzas Jun 21 '11 at 6:36

The command

sudo apt-get --download-only install package-names

will download, without installing them, all named packages and their dependencies, to /var/cache/apt/archive directory.

You could also use upgrade or dist-upgrade, instead of install package-names.

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