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Old 05-21-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Installing .deb files on Ubuntu

I am trying to install a .deb file on Ubuntu and it starts to do it, but then tells me it cannot find the file. Help!
Old 05-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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How are you trying to install? From a shell, or using gdebi?
Old 05-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ
Please google question before posting. You will usually find the answer there.

Open a shell or terminal ( a blank screen with a curser in the upper left corner)
then follow the instructions in this link.
dpkg -i <package name>.deb

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Old 05-23-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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Well a deb should automatically install. All you will need to do is click on it. It has always worked like that for me.


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Thank you all for your answers. I actually stumbled onto the answer because the file I was trying to install needed Java or Iced Tea, which I installed the latter, and it let the program go through. It was a dependency issue.

It was great to see so many postings that could help.


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