Ubuntu – How to install software or packages without Internet (offline)


I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?

Best Answer

Check out Keryx; it's an offline repository manager.

How does it work? It lets you download updates and new programs (with dependencies) to your flash drive.

Its interface is similar to synaptic, but it works from a pendrive (it doesn't need installation). Unfortunately, the GUI needs wxwidgets, which don't come preinstalled on Ubuntu (they're cross-platform and installable from here and Ubuntu repository here). It can only install software in a Ubuntu system, but you can download the updates or new packages in any Linux, Windows or OS X.

Here you can find a tutorial.

Another detailed step-by-step tutorial is in this answer.

Launchpad also hosts downloadable files.

A screenshot: