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I have Ubuntu Server 16.04. I need to install the pacakge make because I need to install drivers for my Ethernet device with the command "make install". I don't have internet on this computer. Is there any way to install this package without an internet connection?

marked as duplicate by WinEunuuchs2Unix, Eliah Kagan, karel, Kulfy, chili555 Oct 30 at 12:36

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  • If it's Ubuntu 16.04, why tag 14.04? 14.04 is EOL & thus off-topic on this site. @Nmath is suggested what I'd do, and use dpkg to install (dependencies need to be installed first; whilst apt will look online for what you need, since you won't have that feature available you're install line must provide the required dependencies. Xubuntu 16.04 is EOL too, only Ubuntu 16.04 desktop, server (no desktop) and Kylin are still supported for 16.04 so you may want to check ubuntu-support-status to see your security status. – guiverc Oct 30 at 0:13
  • You probably want to install build-essential which includes make as well as other essential tools. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – chili555 Oct 30 at 0:14
  • @chili555 Do you think the duplicate will solve the problem? If not let me know and I'll retract the close vote. Thanks. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 30 at 2:18
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix It will, however, he will need build-essential, not just make. – chili555 Oct 30 at 12:35
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It is strongly recommended to use a package manager like apt or synaptic for installing software, but you can download individual packages and install them via command line.

You can search for and download packages for your distribution and system architecture on https://packages.ubuntu.com/.

The package make for Ubuntu 16.04 is available here

Transfer the file to the computer without internet access.

Then you can install the .deb package from command line

Installing packages manually this way will not resolve dependencies, so you may be instructed to download additional packages.

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