To install eciadsl: sudo dpgk -i eciadsl_0.10-1_i386.deb?

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Sun May 8 02:30:15 UTC 2005

On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 05:18:40AM +0300, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> Can I install the eciadsl package by downloading it and doing
> sudo dpgk -i  eciadsl_0.10-1_i386.deb

Why couldn't you just install the eciadsl package from
Ubuntu? Do

apt-cache show eciadsl

and you'll get the information below, which shows that the
version number is identical with the .deb that you listed

In general, install from the normal Ubuntu repositories if
you can. Installing a .deb leads you into 'dependency hell':
the .deb depends on another package, which you then have to
download and install with dpkg; that dependency has its own
dependencies, and so forth.

Package: eciadsl
Priority: extra
Section: universe/net
Installed-Size: 300
Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <md at>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.10-1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4)
Recommends: ppp (>= 2.4.2+20031002-3), hotplug
Filename: pool/universe/e/eciadsl/eciadsl_0.10-1_i386.deb
Size: 135932
MD5sum: a2478f2e23fe4aab7a284ff4a9f074dc
Description: userspace driver for the Globespan-based USB ADSL modems
 This package contains userspace utilities and daemons necessary to get
 working in Linux the USB ADSL modems based on the Globespan chipset.
Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users at
Origin: Ubuntu

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