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Old 02-19-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
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command for installing single DEB packages

what is the command for installing DEB packages in debian im used to RPM's in redhat
Old 02-19-2004, 05:57 AM   #2
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apt-get install <package_name>. If you want a GUI method then you could install either aptitude or synaptic. I use synaptic.
Old 02-19-2004, 09:42 AM   #3
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dpkg -i package_name

works too.
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Use packages from apt whenever possible (which is 99.9% of the time).
Old 02-20-2004, 01:17 PM   #5
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Dselect is another option. I use that one because it also lists your dependencies and tells you what they do.

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dselect is evil (not to mention deprecated), if you want an apt frontend, use aptitude.


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