Installing Debian/Ubuntu packages on offline machine


How many of us ran into a problem of how to easily install a package with dependencies, when you don’t have an internet connection or offline Ubuntu repository available.

To use the following technique, you will need an identical (or nearly identical system) with internet connection to allow automatic download of the required package along with all dependencies:

To download the package with dependencies use:

Copy all deb files from your ~/temp/archives to the target machine

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Installing Intel DPDK on Ubuntu


If you are planning to process high speed (1Gbps and up) network packets stream or create InfiniBand network appliance, Intel DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) framework recently released as an open source package, will probably be your first choice. Because official documentation is still lacking, this tutorial will guide you step-by-step on installing DPDK on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.


These instructions were tested on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit with dpdk-1.5.2r1

Preparing Ubuntu:

Add additional Grub entry with hugepages enabled:

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Loading China clones of Arduino Pro Mini with different China TTL modules

This great tutorial from Julian Ilett describes possibilities of loading China clones of Arduino Pro Mini with the following Serial to TTL modules, widely sold on AliExpress, DX or Ebay:

  • FTDI FT232RL
  • Silicon Labs CP2102
  • Prolific Technologies PL2032HX

Those of you stragling in making those things work with no documentation attached to their received package will find it useful: