bugSynaptic - Bugs: bug #15065, Feature Suggestion: Offline ability


bug #15065: Feature Suggestion: Offline ability

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 25 Nov 2005 10:32:12 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Fri 23 Dec 2005 04:51:26 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for your idea.

This can already be done with the File/Save markings feature. You select your changes, save them and load them later again when you are online. Not as convenient as a seperate button.

If you think that is good enough, I'll close this report.


Michael Vogt <mvogt>
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Fri 25 Nov 2005 10:32:12 PM UTC, original submission:  

This is only a suggestion and I'm not sure how easy it would be to implement or achieve.  I have a problem where when I'm travelling that I don't always have internet access available.  Sometimes I realise that I have forgotten to install a package (using Ubuntu currently) and it would be great to be able to queue the installs  upgrades offline and download them the next time I'm online.

For example I could see it working like this:

1.  Run Synaptic
2.  Choose the packages to install / upgrade
3.  Instead of hitting apply, have an "Offline" button that saves the current requests to a file.
4.  When online next, have the option to open an offline file.
5.  This will then load up what you required to be downloaded and start.

Would this be a good idea to implement?



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2005-12-23 mvogt Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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