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I'm using a Raspberry Pi that is not connected to the Internet and a laptop that is. I'm trying to download vim on the Internet connected laptop and then transfer the files with a thumbdrive and install vim on the RPi. One common strategy involves using the apt-offline command, but when I try this I get the error message

bash: apt-offline: command not found

Is there anything I can do in this case?

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    Unfortunately, apt-offline is not part of a default installation. You would need to manually download apt-offline packages to install on the offline Pi, in order to comply with the 'guides' and 'strategies' you mention (but don't reference us to). – Thomas Ward Jun 4 '18 at 17:53
  • Thank you, I'm new to Linux (as you could probably tell) and it didn't occur to me that I could just download an apt-offline package. However, know that I have downloaded apt-offline and have entered sudo apt-offline set /tmp/apt-offline.sig as instructed to by this guide debian-administration.org/article/648/… I am given the error message "ERROR: FATAL: Something is wrong with the apt system." Is there any way around this error? – nkr Jun 4 '18 at 18:42
  • I realized that I had dependency issues, so I downloaded all the packages that apt-offline needed. – nkr Jun 4 '18 at 20:45
  • @nkr Does it mean your problem is resolved? If not, please edit your question to add details. – Melebius Jun 5 '18 at 8:25

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