I just installed a fresh Waldorf (Crunchbang, Debian Wheezy-based) on a computer which has no Internet access. Previously on a Xubuntu 10.04 VM, what I did when I needed some software was:
- go to packages.ubuntu.com;
- find the relevant packages and their dependencies, download the .deb's;
dpkg-scanpackages <download dir> /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz
<download dir>figures in my
/etc/apt/sources.list, i.e. there is an entry which looks like
deb file:<download dir> ./);
apt-get install <top-package>;
- if there were any unmet dependencies, (i.e. package downloaded from packages.ubuntu.com is too recent and depends on a newer version of some package already present on my system), go to launchpad.net, and find an older version of the package;
- resume installation.
Now with Debian Wheezy, I can find the .deb on packages.debian.org just fine, but problems start when those packages need newer versions of already installed packages. I cannot find an equivalent to launchpad.net for Debian...
I guess since Ubuntu is Debian-based I could still find the old .deb's I need on launchpad.net, but I'm starting to think that maybe I'm doing something wrong. Is that the case? What should actually be done to install packages on a computer which has no Internet access?
For example, I'm trying to install openjdk-6-jre. Going down the dependency tree I found I also need tzdata-java and libnss3-1d, but I can't install those with the .deb found on packages.debian.org, because
apt-get chokes on the versions:
tzdata-java : Depends: tzdata (= 2014a-0wheezy1) but 2013b-2 is installed. libnss3-1d : Depends: libnss3 (= 2:3.14.5-1) but 2:3.14.3-1 is installed.
(In before "just compile from the source")