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Old 05-26-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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How to install a lot of .deb files?


I have a package to install, which comes in form of many .deb files.

Here it is: https://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group...elease_id=1329

What is a correct way to install them?

Should I just run

dpkg -i

for each file? But what if some of them depends on other? Shell I be able to install them in arbitrary order?

May be I need to create local repository? But how?

May I can add this site to repositories list?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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Have you checked those packages in the repository? Why not use the package manager to install the packages so that if there are some packages that depend on others you wont have to bother about it and dependency problems would be taken care off by apt.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
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I didn't check all the files, also as I probably don't know how to check correctly.

I have checked several packages with apt-cache seacrh command, for example:

kestrel:~# apt-cache search dap2-utils
kestrel:~# apt-cache search infiniband-diags

all packages I checked were absent (zero output from apt-cache command).
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:40 AM   #4
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try
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dpkg -i *.deb
 
Old 05-26-2009, 07:38 AM   #5
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This is what I am going to try. But the theoretical question is: what if packages depend on each other? Does the order matter?
 
Old 05-26-2009, 07:48 AM   #6
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Yes, it does, as far as I know from my experience.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 08:42 AM   #7
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The order will matter. If you install a package before the one on which it depends it will warn you. So you should know the dependencies of a package.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 09:09 AM   #8
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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

and then

# dpkg --configure <list of unconfigured packages>.

Or aptitude will probably configure them from memory - this will be one of the options it will offer.
 
  


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