I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get dpkg and/or apt to recognise these packages as available?
$ sudo dpkg --recursive --record-avail would do it, and it does see each package and reports "Recorded info about …" for each one, but later attempts to
$ sudo apt-get install or
$ sudo dpkg -i fail just as before the 'record-avail'. I think I'm close but missing something.