I am really asking a question which is many times tagged as [DUPLICATE] but I found no answer. I am downloading FLIGHTGEAR Game which is 1.0 GB with software Center. Unfortunately the power cuts off and download stops and the download speed there is also low. I restart download each time. It gets downloaded 700 MB then power cuts off and when i restart computer and starts download again, it initiates from 0 KB and this process goes on. Please show me the way to get its download link to be used in a download manager and get rid of the problem. Any type of help will be appreciated. Before marking it Duplicate please give a suitable link to get the answer there.
Software Center should normally resume previous downloads automatically as should
Alternatively you can tell
apt-get to only show URIs of packages to download:
apt-get install --print-uris PACKAGE_NAMES...
shows the URIs and MD5 check sums of the named packages and all their missing dependencies.
There are a variety of options available for downloading and installing this software.
Flightgear can be installed with the
apt-get install command which may provide better results than the software center. To do this press Ctl+Alt+T to open a terminal session and enter the command below:
sudo apt-get install flightgear
Alternatively you can download the Debian package from here and install it with the commands below making sure to change the version number and architecture suitable for your system:
cd /path/to/download/directory sudo dpkg -i flightgear_3.0.0-1_amd64.deb
You can also download flightgear from sourceforge and compile it by source. This is by far the most complex method of installing flightgear but if you still want to try it, download the source from here and enter the commands below:
cd /path/to/download/directory tar -vxjf flightgear-3.4.0.tar.bz2 cd flightgear-3.4.0 mkdir fgbuild cd fgbuild cmake ../flightgear -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release make sudo make install
Lastly, you can check the flightgear website for alternative download and installation methods.
You can also use
apt-fast to speed up downloads (if you have a high-bandwidth connection) and to resume interrupted downloads. I have
apt-fast available for all supported versions of Ubuntu in my PPA.
To use it to install Flightgear, you can just run
sudo apt-fast install flightgear. The syntax is the same as for
aptitude (whichever you use).