Offline Ubuntu Package Installation
Posted on 2013-01-03
I have an Ubuntu server that has firewall ports open for inbound web traffic as well as internal network SSH, but not for outbound server updates/upgrades. Unfortunately, I am unable to get the ports opened I need because of tight security restrictions. I need to install a VM on the machine and obviously cannot just use the sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose command being that it can't get access out. My question is, if I download the virtualbox package on a secondary machine and transfer via USB drive or SSH, where would I upload it on the offline server in order to have the apt-get command find it and properly install it? Do I need to create a local repository for that to work?