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How can I install a Ubuntu software package offline including its dependency packages required?

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I installed Ubuntu 8.x server for i386 on VMWare. I want to install a package using "dpkg -i" command but this package requires another package and the required package depends on another one and so on. This dependency really pisses me off working with Ubuntu. Is there any way to install the base package and its dependency automatically in one time as required by the installing package? I do not prefer using online command such as "apt-get install". I want to install a package offline (Internet connection is not required).
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The only way you would be able to do this would be to use something like synaptics.  dpkg doesn't directly have the ability to resolve dependencies.

Alternatively, provide apt-get with only the local cdrom repositories or local directories and then remove the online sources from /etc/apt/sources.list.

run apt-get update and then use apt-get install <package> for it to use the local packages.
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I haven't tested it yet and I consider your answer for my personal KB
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