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Old 11-26-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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How do I install a .deb file?

How do I install a .deb file?

debian:~# deb alien_8.52_all.deb
-bash: deb: command not found

what is the correct command to install that?
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STFW, the command is
dpkg -i whatever.deb
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From the directory where the .deb file is, "dpkg -i alien_8.52_all.deb" should install the package. It may not be the best method, i.e., I think you are supposed to make a local repository and then install via apt-get, but dpkg -i will "work."
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dpkg -i *.deb


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