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Old 05-07-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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Installing a deb Package in FluxBuntu


Ive been messing with Fluxbuntu on a LiveCD, and I downloaded Pidgin to see if I could install it. Unfortunately, its not as easy as Gnome/KDE/Xfce, where you just double click the .deb file and bring up the package manager.

It keeps telling me to set a run action, I've Googled till I'm blind, and I'm not coming up with anything that makes sense. I tried to File/Add Downloaded packages in synaptic, and the package is greyed out and I can't select it. Thinking this might be an issue because of a Live CD, I tried it on my install, same issue.

What am I missing?

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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Code:
dpkg -i packagename.deb
if I'm right. You can check that, along with the rest of the stuff, from
Code:
man dpkg
 
Old 05-07-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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If you've already got kpackage installed (if not, it should be available from apt-get), just type 'kpackage' from the command line to bring up the KPackage gui.

From there, go to File --> Open to browse through your file system and find the .deb package. Select it, and click OK.

A new window titled 'Install - KPackage' should appear with your package listed on the left.

Click the name of the package so it is highlighted, and click the Install button in the lower-left corner.

You'll see some feedback of the install process in the right-side of the install window. If that feedback ends in a 0, the install was successful.

You should now be able to type 'which pidgin' (or 'which gaim' if the executable name hasn't changed) on the command line to see where it is installed and go from there.


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Old 05-07-2007, 08:15 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b0uncer
Code:
dpkg -i packagename.deb
if I'm right. You can check that, along with the rest of the stuff, from
Code:
man dpkg
I'd already tried that and it didn't work for some reason.

Sleepy's suggestion to use Kpackage worked like a charm... Kpackage is the tool I was looking for.

Thanks for the replies

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