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We are using apt-get install -d do download all the required packeges from our installation in order not to need internet.

The thing is that apt-get isn't downloading what is already installed and it's a problem (even when starting on a "clean" machine)

Do I have an option to force download everything?

(or any other solution that doesn't involve mirroring the entire repo)

  • Try apt-get install --reinstall -d .... – gf_ Jun 14 '16 at 8:59
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    Finally got to test it. Worked! Thanks! If you want to write it as an answer I will accept it – Boaz Jun 15 '16 at 20:48
  • Glad it helped; posted an answer. – gf_ Jun 15 '16 at 21:15
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As per the comments:

Leverage --reinstall, which makes apt-get

Re-Install packages that are already installed and at the newest version.

so, the complete command becomes: apt-get install --reinstall -d $(your-packages).

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