APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs (you choose the type of media) with all of the packages you’ve downloaded via APT-GET or APTITUDE, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers.One thing you need to remember this will create backup all the packages installed using apt-get,synaptic because these package arcives are stored in /var/cache/apt/archives

APTonCD will also allow you to automatically create media with all of your .deb packages located in one especific repository, so that you can install them into your computers without the need for an internet conection.

APTonCD Features

Create media with all your downloaded packages;

Create media with all packages from an especific repository

Download all official Ubuntu repositories (main,restricted,universe and multiverse) into removable media (CD/DVD);

Perform backup/restore all packages installed via apt;

Install, with the same CD/DVD, the same programs into several different machines;

Upgrade softwares/packages for several different machines, downloading them only one time;

Install APTonCD in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install aptoncd

or you can download .deb package from here once you have this you can install using the following command

sudo dpkg -i aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all.deb

Backup all your installed Packages

This will complete the installation and if you want to open the application go to System -> Administration -> AptonCD

Once it opens you should see the following screen

In the above screen you can see two tabs called create and restore first one is create tab now if you want to create a backup of your installed packaged you need to click on “Create AptonCD” now you should see the following screen reading all the available packages from /var/cache/apt/archives directory Once it read all the packages and you should see the following screen

Here you can add any other packages you want to add and click ok

Here you can see APTonCD creating the necessary CD/DVD image and saves it in the location you had chosen is in progress

Here you can see the .iso image stored successfully in the location i had chosen and you can use this image you can burn CD/DVD

Restore Packages

If you want to restore your backup you need to click on restore tab now you should see the following screen this is having three options as follows

Restore APTonCD

Restores all packages available from an APTonCD media to your computer

Restore .iso Image

Restores packages from an APTonCD .iso image previously generated and stored locally

Add CD/DVD

Add a CD or DVD created as a repository for apt-get,aptitude or synaptic

You can choose which one is suitable for you and restore all your packages

APTonCD Version Details

This tools is very useful if you want to install same packages in different machine you can save your bandwidth and if you have slow internet connection

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