I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, in which I also use Chromium browser. Now, I always install/upgrade files on Ubuntu in offline mode. Though, I never had any problem with any application ever, I never could do so with Chromium.

Every time, I try to do, it says that installation will break. I have all dependencies downloaded and none of them are being installed. I have even uninstalled previous version of Chromium, but no use. The result stays same. But, if I'll try to do so online, then Ubuntu downloads same files and then install/upgrade Chromium.

Can't one do so in offline mode?

UPDATE [14.02.2014]: Ok,I think there is some problem with updating browsers offline. I was not able to do so with Firefox 27.0 release, with similar errors, though, all other updates are running perfectly, even update from 12.04. to 12.04.4.

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    Can you give us the actual errors you're getting in console and what method of installation you are using offline (source, binary or package) – Deryck Feb 2 '14 at 13:32
  • I am trying to install via deb package. I generated package download script via synaptic, got the file addresses, downloaded them on other PC and try to install them. This is what I do always and things go smooth, except for Chromium. I am trying to install via terminal (dpkg) and output I am getting is: – A.K. Pandey Feb 2 '14 at 14:01
  • pastebin.com/MMYYFw01 – A.K. Pandey Feb 2 '14 at 14:10

IMHO the best solution for offline mode is building Chromium by himself, "deliberately" for your Ubuntu only. Common guide for Linux is here:

Chromium: Linux Build Instructions

Though, this way contains some Warning! for you cause it require numerous Prerequisites to be installed to make clean Chromium build.

  • That's too technical for me and I suppose for many out theirs....... – A.K. Pandey Feb 10 '14 at 9:42

Based upon the pasted output, the best option would be to attempt to run the Synaptic-generated download script again as something was corrupted en route. Failing that you might try utilizing apt-offline which does do some checksum checking while downloading.


You can use Cube for downloading packages in a computer with internet connection and installing it offline. Same functionalities as Synaptic but it validates every .deb packages it will get using md5sums to prevent corrupted .deb files.

  • Issue is not deb files being wrong...... they are the ones, from repository. Downloaded them again and same result, so I am sure that's not issue. – A.K. Pandey Feb 10 '14 at 9:39

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