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I'm using Debian 503 Lenny, Gnome.
My machine, She-Beast, is a 2001 Compaq Presorry-o, 1100GHz Celery.
With every, that is, E V E R Y, attempt to install any .deb, it fails.
When I 2x click on the .deb icon, or when I r-click -->Open with archive manager,
I get a dialog window:
"Could not open "(filename).deb". Archive type not supported."
If I use root terminal, dpkg -i, similar responses come up.
Dude, don't tell me that your She-Beast is still not rocking like it should You've got some weird things happening on your side. Like evo2 said, post the results that you get when trying to install a package.
LORAXNETWORK:~/Desktop# dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
dpkg: error processing install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
Are you in the directory where the package is when executing that command? Looks like you downloaded the package for example in directory Downloads and you're trying to execute the command from, for example your home directory.
If the package is in the Downloads directory then cd into that directory and then execute the dpkg command or :
Well, you know where to find me and how to reach me, but I'll be a bit more 'unavailable' the coming weeks as you know. Anyway it's always a good idea to post all problems here too, so other users can have a go at solving it too. I'm sure there are some pretty good witchhunters hanging around here that can lift the curses that are bestowed upon your She-Beast.