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Postby denise » 2004-03-10 17:13

Here is the n00b again with another question:

I have downloaded a .deb package and I want to install it like this:
apt-get install package.deb
When I do this I get the following error:
    E: Couldn't find package *blablabla*.deb


So I tought maybe I should edit /etc/apt/sources.list

Am I thinking right? and when I do can somebody give me an example of the entery?
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Postby MarkvD » 2004-03-11 06:32

Hello denise

when you want to install a package you already downloaded you must use
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dpkg -i [package].deb


(The i stands for install)
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Postby denise » 2004-03-11 20:07

Thanks :)

I already edited /etc/apt/sources.list. It took me a while to get everthing back in order again.
But after that if worked!

Moving on to the next challenge.....
See you there!
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Postby denise » 2004-03-13 07:22

Can somebody please tell me how I know which packages are already installed on my system?
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Postby cage47 » 2004-03-13 23:09

denise wrote:Can somebody please tell me how I know which packages are already installed on my system?


Install aptitude. Runs similar to Dselect but a helluva lot friendlier to use. Collapsed categories instead of one long list.
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Postby denise » 2004-03-14 12:49

Thanx!
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Postby hogehoge » 2004-05-16 02:43

If you are using X Window, synaptic may also be a good alternative. just fyi
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Postby Guest » 2004-05-29 07:28

dpkg -l
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Postby Guest » 2004-05-29 07:29

dpkg -l | grep [whatever]
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Postby Guest » 2004-06-10 17:56

I think that if you use apt-get you won't be appending the ".deb" to the end of the name. You just have to make sure you have the right package name.
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