I have a Linux build which is 100% quarantined from the internet. I've learned that Cube Server as well as apt-offline will help me install applications offline, which is great. But what's less clear is if apt-offline will also update the OS and all installed apps. I.e. I want to update a brand new Linux installation.

I just want to make sure I'm using the right tool for that, and the other questions I've found around here don't seem to explicitly say. Thanks! :)

  • How is it related to Ubuntu? – Pilot6 Sep 19 '17 at 21:17
  • @Pilot6 -- apt-offline is an ubuntu package – ravery Sep 19 '17 at 21:41
  • @NotMyRealName -- If you have enough of the right packages it should be able to upgrade an installation, but keep in mind we are talking about thousands of packages. – ravery Sep 19 '17 at 21:45
  • I have never used apt-offline, but this looks pretty promising: debian-administration.org/article/648/… – Terrance Sep 19 '17 at 21:46
  • Thanks @Terrance, that's a great article on apt-offline 's usage. :) – NotMyRealName Sep 20 '17 at 15:10

The kernel is just another set of packages in the Ubuntu archives. If you have all the appropriate packages in your media that you are installing from, then apt-offline should be able to install them just as well as any application your installing with it.

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