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Old 12-11-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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DPKG command for installing Fortune


what command do I enter to install and remove fortune on Ubuntu please!
 
Old 12-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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sudo apt-get install fortune
sudo apt-get remove fortune

but the name of the package could be slightly different than just "fortune".
 
Old 12-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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does that count as a dpkg command
 
Old 12-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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why do you think that you need dpkg?
what i wrote, that's the way to install/remove software on ubuntu. fortune is in the repos, so there's no need to use dpkg. but if you insist, "man dpkg" might provide insight.

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Old 12-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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Because I want to know both ways, thanks I guess
 
Old 12-12-2013, 03:05 AM   #6
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Because I want to know both ways, thanks I guess
To install something with dpkg, you need to download the package file.
One way to download the package file is using apt-get download; the file will have a .deb extension.

The disadvantage of dpkg is that it doesn't resolve dependencies - if a prerequisite package is missing, it will just give up instead of installing the missing package.
 
  


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