cannot install programs

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Sun Oct 22 06:47:14 BST 2006

Rob Blomquist <rob.blomquist at> writes:
> On Saturday 21 October 2006 11:53, Bry Melvin wrote:
>> you should use sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
> I highly recommend that you install with "sudo apt-get install 
> packagename.deb, as that will check the dependancies.

Er, no.  apt-get has no capability to install .deb package files; it is
only able to fetch them from a remote repository and install them.

Using apt-get to install packages is great, but if you have it
downloaded already it doesn't help much.  Which, I admit, sucks. :)

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