Submitted by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 07:36 I just completed the release of apt-offline version 1.1. This release has many bug fixes, adds basic proxy support and has a new Advanced Options window for the Get operation. Keywords: apt-offlineapt-offline-guiOffline APT Package ManagerRHUTCategories: Debian-PagesDebian-BlogTools Ritesh Raj Sarraf's blogAdd new comment Comments looks good, but Submitted by jj olla (not verified) on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:11 thanks for the tut -- the tool looks perfect, except i don't see an easy way to perform the first step: step1) apt-offline set somefile.sig when apt-offline is not installed on my target system (i.e. the system with no internet) i think this will require me to download the deb pkg manually, but its not that simple: the package has a lot of dependencies. and i bet each of those dependencies has its own set. i tried googling for a simple way to download all deps .. and all the answers, of course, came back assuming i had an internet connection. is there an easy way to get past this first step? reply Well. Long back I ensured Submitted by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:39 Well. Long back I ensured that the apt-offline package is part of disc 1 of the Debian installer images. I haven't tried, but you should. Use your installer media to install apt-offline. For downloading and installing the .deb package, yes, there may be some dependency challenges. But there aren't very strict dependencies, that many. I've tried to define loose dependencies (Recommends) for items that we can live without too. rrs@learner:~$ apt show apt-offline Package: apt-offline Version: 1.7.2 Priority: optional Section: admin Maintainer: Ritesh Raj Sarraf <email@example.com> Installed-Size: 318 kB Depends: python:any (<< 2.8), python:any (>= 2.7.5-5~), python-argparse, python, apt, less, python-magic Recommends: python-soappy, debian-archive-keyring, python-lzma Homepage: http://apt-offline.alioth.debian.org Tag: admin::package-management, implemented-in::shell, interface::commandline, protocol::ftp, protocol::http, role::program, scope::utility, suite::debian, use::downloading, works-with::software:package Download-Size: 62.6 kB APT-Manual-Installed: yes APT-Sources: http://deb.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages Description: offline APT package manager apt-offline is an Offline APT Package Manager. . apt-offline can fully update and upgrade an APT based distribution without connecting to the network, all of it transparent to APT. . apt-offline can be used to generate a signature on a machine (with no network). This signature contains all download information required for the APT database system. This signature file can be used on another machine connected to the internet (which need not be a Debian box and can even be running windows) to download the updates. The downloaded data will contain all updates in a format understood by APT and this data can be used by apt-offline to update the non-networked machine. . apt-offline can also fetch bug reports and make them available offline. 2017-04-28 / 12:05:04 ♒♒♒ ☺ reply With just Python pre Submitted by Ritesh Raj Sarraf on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:42 With just Python pre-installed, you should be able to get it working. But, depending on features, you may need additional packages, for example: python-lzma reply Add new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Homepage Notify me when new comments are posted All comments Replies to my comment Subject Comment * More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Home page CAPTCHAThis question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.