Offline setup - docker version

Dear all, I have been not able to find the documentation to make an offline setup, I mean:

  • where are the language packages? should I use the one from argostrans?
  • where should I put the language packages if I do a docker with libretranslate?
  • how can I tell libretranslate not try to download packages? in my environment it tries to download them and because firewall restrictions it fails and is not able to start


You can see the language packages here:

Once you have the packages you can either install the argosmodel packages with Python. Or you can extract them as a zip archive to $HOME/.local/share/argos-translate/packages/.

many thanks @argosopentech , now I only need to know how to tell libretranslate not try to download anything, any tip?

You can use the with-models parameter to build a docker image that has the models built-in.

many thanks, it took me some time to understand the instructions, it worked, but the image is too big, and then I tried to use only a few models, with the models parameter in the docker build too, but I couldn’t make it work, I tried with models=“en”, “es”, “fr-en”, “fr_en” and no one of them worked,

Please close the topic, I’m posting another topic for the issue that I have found with the models parameter. Many thanks for the help.