I don't know how to re-install packages I have downloaded with Synaptic and backed up.
I did find out how to save packages that I have downloaded from Synaptic. I open Synaptic and go to "Settings/Preferences/Files". Then I put a check mark next to "Leave all downloaded packages in the cache".
Once that is done I close Synaptic and go to "root/var/cache/apt/archives" and they are there. I then copy them to a backup medium.
I'm still quite new to Linux so getting this down was quite exiting for me. I really like to have backups of my software instead of relying on the net for any re-installs.
The problem I'm running in to know, is how do I install them from my drive or backup medium latter on when I need them?
What I did try was, I created a temporary folder on the drive just for reinstalling any repositories (home/user/repositories).
I then went to "Synaptic/Settings/Repositories" and created a new URL with the "New" button. Then I typed in the following:
main updates nonfree kde4 games
No luck, it failed from what the little window said when it came up.
Any help would be great, thanks