cannot install programs

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Mon Oct 23 00:29:29 UTC 2006

Daniel Pittman wrote:
> 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. :)
> 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.

Karl Goetz
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