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I have already installed VLC in my Ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to transfer it to my friend who has no internet connection.so please help me out.

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Try aptoncd

APT removable repository creator and package backup tool for Debian based systems.

This tool will allow you to create a media (CD or DVD) to use to install software via APT in a non-connected machine, as well upgrade and install the same set of softwares in several machines with no need to re-download the packages again.

Run the following to install the package via terminal Ctrl+Alt+T

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install aptoncd

It makes a copy of all the packages on your system allowing you to install those packages on another system.

Just a side note, you could also copy all the deb files for the packages you have installed (as long as you haven't run sudo apt-get clean to clean the apt-get cache) from

/var/cache/apt/archives
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  • thank u for your reply......it does work....but when i checked my installed packages using aptoncd i cant find vlc but i have vlc installed. – Harun Guna Feb 16 '14 at 7:50
  • Try 2nd method.check /var/cache/apt/archives folder wheater you have .deb package for vlc. If you have you can simply copy to your friends computer and install there – Aatish Sai Feb 16 '14 at 7:53
  • thank u ...but i cleared my cache thats the problem – Harun Guna Feb 17 '14 at 15:00

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