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Old 03-24-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Question install .debs


How do I install .deb files.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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IIRC: dpkg -i <file>
Ubuntu is debian-based - so it uses .deb packages - but there are easier ways to install these packages.
Frontends to dpkg are for instance: dselect and apt - and a graphical frontend to this is synaptic...
 
Old 03-24-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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I don't understand what you mean and the file I whant to install is not in synaptic
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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Can you say what the file is? It's possible that it's not in Synaptic right now, but it may be in Synaptic later if you enable the right repositories.

If it's a .deb that you've downloaded to your desktop, go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal (in Gnome) or KMenu > System > Konsole (in KDE) and type
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cd Desktop
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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So you are using synaptic already - you asked the question...very ambiguously at least.
If the file you want is not there you can:
1.) download it and use the command I gave...from what I know of Ubuntu the command would actually be:
sudo dpkg -i <file>

2.) add the mirror-site which has your package to the apt sources list - the list of mirrors apt is getting its files from
I can't be more specific - I don't run Ubuntu, Debian is 4 years ago now for me and I don't remember exactly
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:22 PM   #6
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This might be useful to you:

http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu
 
Old 03-24-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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Thanks all. pixellanys info was what got me going though.
 
  


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