I have satellite internet and it’s horrible. I want to be able to download updates and apps for deb distros, rpm distros, pac distros and install offline.
Not sure how much hardware matters, luckily my laptop and desktop both have an amd 2700 and rx vega 56 so they’re pretty similar.
sudo apt-get install packagename --download-only
puts package in /var/cache/apt/archives
I can get both updates and apps this way, but installing is a mess, first because I’m using dpkg -i and have to input every package
sudo dpkg -i audacious_3.10.1-1_amd64.deb libaudcore5_3.10.1-1_amd64.deb libbs2b0_3.1.0+dfsg-2.2_amd64.deb libmodplug1_1%3a0.8.9.0-2_amd64.deb audacious-plugins_3.10.1-1_amd64.deb libaudgui5_3.10.1-1_amd64.deb libfluidsynth1_1.1.11-1build1_amd64.deb libsdl2-2.0-0_2.0.9+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.19.04.1_amd64.deb audacious-plugins-data_3.10.1-1_all.deb libaudtag3_3.10.1-1_amd64.deb libmms0_0.6.4-3_amd64.deb
This does get some apps to launch, but they always lack some dependencies and it’s tedious.
On Fedora I can do
sudo dnf download vlc --resolve
so far that has worked perfectly, though I need to do further testing
but the big BUT is I don’t know how to download fedora update,
example being Fedora 30 has an update that’s over a GB that moves fedora up a kernel that allows me to run a specific app
If I could figure out how to download the update and install later on another machine that would be a full fix for Fedora based distros.
I haven’t down any research and pacman distros as of yet for offline installation.
This is my one big pet peeve with linux, until download speeds are 5 M/B’s everywhere on the planet offline installation is a must.
Any help would be appreciated