Originally Posted by ozar
I've been in a couple situations where I needed to install a package locally and didn't have internet access. You can use the -U option to install directly off the CD. It won't go to the repos to try and satisfy dependencies. It just reports them and fails the installation. However, I've never run into the problem of trying to install a package off the install CD and not having its dependencies also available on the CD. Every package I've installed locally has also had its dependencies on the CD as well.
, I agree with ozar
in that Arch is a distro meant for users with reliable Internet access but that's not to say you can't use it without Internet. It will just be a little more difficult. The tar.gz packages you're trying to install are source packages. They can be installed on any distro but the easiest way to install packages on Arch is with pkg.tar.gz. If you have that type of package, you can easily install it with:
pacman -U package-name.pkg.tar.gz
You can build a .pkg.tar.gz package suitable for pacman from a tar.gz with ABS as ozar
mentioned but this process will require more study and effort on your part. Read the Wiki article that ozar posted along with this
one. That will get you started. I'm afraid, without an internet connection, that this really is the easiest way to install software.