I don’t know who coined that phrase, but I’m sure I’ve heard it before.
Unfortunately, when your development server is physically distinct from any kind of Internet connection, apt-get becomes more of a pain than a pleasure.
“apt-get –print-uris” helps, but you can’t feed it directly to wget. >_<
A USB memory stick loaned from a friend across the partition wall got me both the files I needed, and a nicely wasted hour playing with automounter and the usb_storage linux module. I wouldn't have played with automounter if I'd been trying to use the directory it was monitoring, instead of somewhere it wasn't monitoring… I guess I can't expect it to monitor the whole filesystem incase I expect the USB memory stick to show up at random places. ^_^
Now if only it wasn't so damn hot in here… It's nicely cold outside, and I foolishly wore a long-sleeved shirt-thing.