Offline installation of packages

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A short howto on installing packages while offline. It is based on byte's post from this thread and uses KDE as an example.


Download ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/core/os/i686/core.db.tar.gz and ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/extra/os/i686/extra.db.tar.gz when you got an internet connection available.

On your PC at home, do the following as root:

cd /var/lib/pacman
cd core
rm -rf *
tar -xzf /path/to/downloaded/core.db.tar.gz
cd ../extra
rm -rf *
tar -xzf /path/to/downloaded/extra.db.tar.gz
cd ~
pacman -Sp --noconfim kde > pkglist

Now open that textfile with an editor and delete all lines that are not URLs. Next, bring that list with you to a place where you have internet and either download the listed packages manually or do

wget -nv -i ../pkglist

in an empty directory. Take the files back home, put them in /var/cache/pacman/pkg and finally do

pacman -S kde