Dec 09, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Reed)
"APTonCD is a GUI tool that can extract the .deb packages that
you have manually installed on your machine and selectively copy
them to an ISO image that can be burned to a CD or DVD. The tool
can then be used, on another machine, to restore those packages.
The main use is to create disc-based package collections that can
be used to add packages to systems that don't have an Internet
connection, perhaps as part of a mass installation strategy.
"Clicking on the create button causes the program to start
collating a list of packages that you have added to your system.
When the process is complete, it displays a list of packages that
can be included or deselected. Optionally, all dependencies for the
selected packages are included. You can also add extra packages at
this point by manually directing the program to actual .deb files.
Once this is complete, click on the burn icon and the program will
very quickly create an ISO containing the .deb files. The program
can even span a collection files over more than one disc."