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apt-get install from /root or LAN

Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:31 pm

Time again to reformat my SD card... I would like to download and install python-picamera, python-imaging and arp-scan and only then run apt-get update, keeping the downloaded files for the next time.

I have found something on http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/po ... /arp-scan/, I just do not know which file I should download and how to install it.

Why this way? Better an old version than none. The reliability of my internet connection is questionable (far, many obstacles, especially trees).

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Re: apt-get install from /root or LAN

Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:55 pm

Some visits here... So if it can help someone, here is what I have done:

Step 1:

Step 2:
sudo apt-get install -d -y dos2unix
(-d means that the package is downloaded, but not installed. On second thought, you might probably install it and still find the package in /var...)

Step 3:
sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/dos2unix_6.0.4-1_armhf.deb

Step 4:
Tested that the package is compatible with my version of Jessie.

Step 5:
The same for python-imaging and arp-scan. The latter required to install libpcap0.8_1.6.2-2_armhf.deb.
For RPI2, I will have to do the same with python-picamera.

Step 6:
Copied all these deb to my windows machine into

Code: Select all

 Directory of B:\RPI\BOOT\1STRUN\DEB
2012-04-30  16:09           260,950 arp-scan_1.8.1-2_armhf.deb
2017-12-15  18:06            75,874 dos2unix_6.0.4-1_armhf.deb
2014-10-22  12:11           120,578 libpcap0.8_1.6.2-2_armhf.deb
2017-12-16  21:25             9,846 python-imaging_2.6.1-2+deb8u3_all.deb

Step 7:
Win32DiskImager (card is in d:)
xcopy b:\rpi\boot\* d: /s

(Notice that
B:\RPI\BOOT\1STRUN\DEB\arp will appear as
D:\1STRUN\DEB\arp which will appear on RPI as

Step 8:
boot on RPI, run from /boot/1STRUN/:

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sudo dpkg -i ./DEB/libpcap0.8_1.6.2-2_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i ./DEB/arp-scan_1.8.1-2_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i ./DEB/dos2unix_6.0.4-1_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i ./DEB/python-imaging_2.6.1-2+deb8u3_all.deb
sudo apt-get update
This way, I have the latest version and in worst case and old, but a still working version and I save some internet traffic. Don't say it is nothing much to a guy who remembers 300 baud modems. ;)

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