I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 installed (without internet) and also have the .ISO file of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca x64. I want to install some packages like Gimp, media player codecs, VLC in my Ubuntu using the .ISO of Linux Mint. How do I make this possible? Actually I want to use Linux Mint .ISO as an offline software repository for my Ubuntu.

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    You do not mix repositories.
    – xangua
    Commented May 18, 2015 at 18:26
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    Just to make it clear: You do NOT mix repositories. Either use Mint or Ubuntu. If you choose the 1st we can not help you and you need ask questions here: unix.stackexchange.com Ubuntu is an internet based operating system ;-)
    – Rinzwind
    Commented May 18, 2015 at 18:33
  • possible duplicate of How to add Debian experimental repo to Ubuntu? Mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories will likely render your system unmaintainable. The package dependencies may introduce contradictions which leads to a deadlock situation. The same goes for mixing Mint and Ubuntu repositories.
    – karel
    Commented May 18, 2015 at 19:01

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If you want to install packages on an offline system, apt ist prepared for this.

This link is for xubuntu, but it will also work on your ubuntu system.

All you need is another system with apt and internet access.

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