in reply to Re^8: Installing (lotsa) modules
in thread Installing (lotsa) modules

run a VM locally the same OS and architecture as your target

Therein lies the difficulty...I have no idea of either the OS (other than Linux) or architecture of the target virtual machine.

It is not something I am going to spend much time on.
When it becomes mission critical, and when my Linux confidence improves, I will upgrade to VPS or dedicated server which will make the issue obsolete.