I currently have access via putty and WinSCP to my Pi over ethernet only. I want to install tightVNC so I can use the GUI but I don't have internet access on the Pi. I figured if I can find a tar.gz of TightVNC I can just drop it in via WinSCP then install it from the command line via Putty.

Where can I find a zipped distro of TightVNC for the Pi?

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It may be easier to connect the PI to the internet for a few minutes and execute the following command but I assume there is a reason you have opted not to go that route.

apt-get install vnc-server

The VNC-Server software for Raspbian is located here. But note, it also depends on the following:

Depends: libc6 (>= 2.13-28), libjpeg8 (>= 8c), libx11-6, 
         libxext6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), perl, x11-common | 
         xserver-common, x11-utils, xauth
Recommends: xfonts-base, x11-xserver-utils

You will have to grab those packages as well in order for it to install without any dependency issues. Consider connecting your PI directly and downloading via apt-get.

I found this information from the Packages file on the website for Raspbian.

  • Yea definitely easiest to get internet access for a a few minutes, perform updates and install the latest packages needed for it. The OP must have internet somewhere since he posted the question :)
    – Piotr Kula
    Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 17:24

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