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Download ubuntu packages now install all later

I'm looking to use apt-get for Ubuntu and yum for Centos to do the following as root:

1) Ubuntu: apt-get update ; apt-get -d dist-upgrade
to just download the update items for later install

2) How do I install the previously downloaded files at a different time? I was thinking apt-get -f install but can't tell if t will get all the updates. - my 2 Ubuntu systems are both up to date so I can't test this yet

3) yum for CentOS doesn't seem to have a download only option. This part of the question is not as critical.

Thanks in advance
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David Favor

8/22/2022 - Mon
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George R. Kasica

That’s what I was expecting to hear but have to make the VPs happy by at least looking for another answer. We’ve been doing it “live” the last 4 years and now suddenly someone wants Linux to act like Windows. Ugh!!
David Favor

Ah! Management!

Good times...

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