cannot install programs

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Mon Oct 23 01:29:29 BST 2006


Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Rob Blomquist <rob.blomquist at verizon.net> 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. :)
>
> Regards,
>         Daniel
>   
If the package has been moved into /var/cache/apt/archives you dont need 
to be online. apt will look in the cache, find the file, and be happy.
kk

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