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 and 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