This is beginning to make me frustrated.
I copied the .deb files to a local directory :
I tried each of the following lines in sources.list :
deb file:/var/cache/apt/archives/gnome/gnome-packages stable main contrib
deb file:///var/cache/apt/archives/gnome/gnome-packages stable main contrib
and I also tried it without the "stable main contrib"
I performed "apt-get update" ,
and I got a long text saying something about "debian repository
doesn't exist" and the name of the repository which was
with security] ,
but there was not any error message about the local repository
I created, so I assume APT did update it.
When I ran "apt-get install [name of package]" ,
it said it can't find that package and that I should run
"apt-get update" to fix this problem.
All other lines in sources.list are commented out.
Any help is appreciated,
I am on the edge of desperation.