Originally Posted by Dims
But the theoretical question is: what if packages depend on each other? Does the order matter?
If you install them then the ones that do not have their dependencies will be put in but not configured. This is what happens if you use mc to put them in (tap enter on .deb file, then again on 'install'). I don't know what program mc uses, but it might be dpkg.
To get them configured do:
# dpkg --audit
# dpkg --configure <list of unconfigured packages>.
Or aptitude will probably configure them from memory - this will be one of the options it will offer.