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I downloaded Squid proxy Debian binary package at squid.org.
i double-clicked the package(squid.deb) then the package manager appeared.
i clicked install then the installation was unsuccessful.
I checked the /etc and there's squid directory but doesnt contain any file (*.conf, etc).
Q3 ==> Why didn't you just install Squid using KPackage?
While I am running SimplyMEPIS 6.0, I don't think KPackage & the packages are that much different from Etch.
I just checked again (in KPackage) & squid depends on squid-common; so, as you probably already know, if I just install squid, I'll get squid-common too, the dependency will be satisfied, & it will work fine. It's a 3 click, 1 password problem. Why mess w/ dpkg when you don't have to?