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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Here's a neat feature of Synaptic that allows you to download packages without having Ubuntu connected to the internet.
Go to File > Generate Package Download Script
I saved the file as a shell script (.sh extension) and moved the file over to my Mac, which had an internet connection. I googled and downloaded a version of wget for OS X, copied it to /usr/bin and smoothly ran the package download script.
Then, I transferred the downloaded packages to my pen drive and dropped them off on my Ubuntu computer. I installed the packages, and now I have all the extra software I wanted installed without ever having needed to connect Ubuntu to the internet.
(Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron", original release)