cannot install programs
kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Mon Oct 23 00:29:29 UTC 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. :)
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.
The buck stops there -> $
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