Hi I'm kinda new to Ubuntu and have a problem. I don't have any internet on my pc and wanto install the libxml2-dev package to my system. I've gotten hold of a .deb file which I can open with the Software Centre buuuut, when I do that I get an error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libicu-dev. Here is the complete name of the .deb file I downloaded from LaunchPad site. libxml2-dev_2.9.2+dfsg_1-3_amd64.deb So can anyone help me install this package via .deb file format please.


Go to a system with Internet access and download libicu-dev via

wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu-dev_52.1-8ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb

and install with

sudo dpkg -i libicu-dev_52.1-8ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb

Then install the libxml2-dev package again

sudo dpkg -i libxml2-dev_2.9.2+dfsg1-3_amd64.deb

However, it may be that you still need more packages. Unfortunately I can not say that because I do not know what you have already installed. But I think the way forward is clear. ;)

All packages are available here. Search the packages for Vivid (vivid and/or vivid-updates) and download the 64-bit versions. Use an USB stick and use this stick in your desktop system.

  • If you have further problems, give me a comment =) – A.B. Sep 17 '15 at 14:25
  • Ok that was thee fastest and only response I received in the past 2days. Thanks!!;) but as mentioned I don't have an internet connection on the desktop. Are there any official sites to download a tar package or deb file to install it manually? – Gene Smit Sep 17 '15 at 14:27
  • The wget command download the deb file and all packages are available here packages.ubuntu.com – A.B. Sep 17 '15 at 14:40
  • Updated my answer. – A.B. Sep 17 '15 at 14:44
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    Here: mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/… – A.B. Sep 17 '15 at 17:39

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