dpkg not found problem (SOLVED>

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Rick B.
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dpkg not found problem (SOLVED>

#1 Post by Rick B. »

I am running a distro based on Debian 9 Stretch and trying to install an archived version of Libre Office ( Can anyone tell me what is wrong here:

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$ sudo dpkg‭ ‬-i‭ *‬.deb
sudo: dpkg‭: command not found
I have checked through Synaptic and dpkg is installed. I have installed LibreOffice many times before without a problem in Ubuntu and Debian based distros.I simply don't get it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  Host: rick-testing Kernel: 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64 
  bits: 64 Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 
  Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum May 26  2019 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 41786UU 
  v: ThinkPad T420 serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 41786UU serial: <root required> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 83ET57WW (1.27 ) 
  date: 05/17/2011 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 42.2 Wh 
  condition: 42.6/44.0 Wh (97%) 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2520M 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  Speed: 1641 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz 
  Core speeds (MHz): 1: 797 2: 797 3: 797 4: 797 
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family 
  Integrated Graphics 
  driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 
  driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.6 
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High 
  Definition Audio 
  driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-5-amd64 
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network 
  driver: e1000e 
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full 
  mac: 00:21:cc:63:69:98 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor 
  driver: iwlwifi 
  IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 06:dc:81:8d:45:e5 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB 
  used: 27.30 GiB (5.9%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK5075GSX 
  size: 465.76 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 114.11 GiB used: 27.30 GiB (23.9%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3238 
  Processes: 191 Uptime: 47m Memory: 3.74 GiB 
  used: 1.18 GiB (31.4%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.33 
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Re: dpkg not found problem

#2 Post by milomak »

apt-cache policy dpkg
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Re: dpkg not found problem

#3 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

@milomak: the OP is using MX Linux and they haven't bothered answering the questions on the thread they started there so they're unlikely to reply here.

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