I'm in need of deploying the same software over and over on multiple systems.

How can I build a .deb file from apt-get packages like ia32-libs in Ubuntu so I don't have to download this software on each and every system? (and wait while doing so and consuming bandwidth?)


Pretty easy: go to http://packages.ubuntu.com and download them there, put them on a USB stick and then deploy them using the USB stick!

When you double-click the .deb files, the software center should open automatically and download any additional packages needed while you're doing this.

If this happens, on that machine go to /var/cache/apt/archives/,copy them on your USB stick as well and on the next machine, install them from the USB stick...

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