Hey guys. I’m trying to use apt-offline for my offline/cold computer. It’s a real pain in the @@@. To make a long story short, my offline computer has a faulty bios which requires a minimum ubuntu live USB install, so a number of missing dependencies are (one or two) required to get apt-offline working on the offline computer. I figure a workaround this issue is using wget, but wget defaults to http…are there any issues with with using http to retrieve files from repos, and if so should I recompile wget to use only https? Do repos even support that or is it a waste of time?
One last question…when using apt or apt-get, is that a secure connection or not?
Nevermind the last question. I should think before I talk:
#sudo apt update
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [111 kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [98.3 kB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [107 kB
Also, installing apps (downloading first) is not a secure connection either:
#sudo apt install nethack-common
jt@dell:~$ sudo apt install nethack-common
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,747 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5,031 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 nethack-common amd64 3.6.1-1 [613 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 nethack-console amd64 3.6.1-1 [1,134 kB]