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Old 02-16-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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dpkg config

download managers say I need to run this file....How do I do that. Very basic for beginner please.
Old 02-16-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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When you post at least give info on what distro you are using, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat ext.

To install a package/program using dpkg open a terminal window and change directory into the directory you downloaded the package/program to. If you are running Debian su to root give root passwd then type the command dpkg -i filename if on the other hand you are using one of the Ubuntu flavors of linux prefix the command with sudo like so sudo dpkg -i filename and then you will be prompt for your passwd.

To learn more about dpkg, look at the man page, in a terminal type man dpkg

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