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Old 11-30-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation ForeSight .deb ?

Hi yes I am a noob at linux. I was using uBuntu for a while but I dont like it that much, I really do love ForeSight tho !

I am experiencing a problem tho ! In uBuntu I usually download programs like "Skype" and "Envy" in .deb, but when I open a .deb file it sends me to the archive manager.

Can anyone explain me whats going on here and how will I install a .deb package ?
Old 11-30-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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As nearly as I can tell looking at the Foresight home page, they have their own repositories, and don't support .deb packages. Different distributions work differently.
Old 11-30-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your replie. You don't know if their is a way to install a .deb file ?
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Thrixx - in Foresight, you currently cannot install a deb file. We use Conary for all of our package management, and not dpkg like Debian or Ubuntu.

However, our repository has a lot of software, including Skype.

To see if a package is available for installation in Foresight, you have 3 options.

If you're using Foresight 1.4.1 or newer, you can search using PackageKit (System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software)

Browse Foresight's repository online:

Or use the command line and type: conary rq packagename

If you have more questions, please feel free to drop by in our IRC channel on Freenode, channel #foresight or just click on "Get Live Help" in the Applications menu and it will take you straight there.

If there is a package you are looking for that is not in our repository, please stop by IRC or fill out a package request in our bug tracker at


Paul Cutler
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