For many years, I was waiting for offline package management system in Linux. I got it at 2013 and I implemented it at end of 2014. That offline management system is alldeb. Alldeb is a new package management system created by Nifa Dwi Kurniawan from Indonesia Ubuntu Forum to install a software in Ubuntu in single offline installer way. Alldeb made it possible to install one software by just one file. All dependencies included inside a single .alldeb file. Just the same way as EXE (Windows), DMG (Mac OS X), and APK (Android). And I packaged many alldeb packages as my implementation at end of 2014 in http://bengkelubuntu.org. Now by using alldeb and getting packages from BengkelUbuntu, you get your software in Ubuntu and you can save the installer and you can install that single package on another Ubuntu in completely offline way. So, for example, if you have a lab with 100 computers, you need only to download a single alldeb file for KDE to install KDE for all 100 computers. You don’t need to spend your lab bandwidth by downloading KDE in every single computer. Plus, the main function of alldeb system is to backup any of your chosen installed software completely with its dependencies into just single file. Every software you choose repackaged into single file. You choose what software you want to backup, not as bloated as APTOnCD does. So basically, alldeb does “magic” to repackage any single installed software with its dependencies into one single package with the extension .alldeb. Alldeb solution helps many users in Indonesia and it was my dream. Alldeb system has already included officially in some Indonesia Linux distributions such as GrombyangOS, AsrilOS, and Manux. I hope alldeb will come into Ubuntu official image soon or at least into another major Debian-based distro.
PS: this is the first post after 2 years in this blog.