building from sources

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Jan 7 05:16:53 UTC 2007


On Saturday 06 January 2007 20:45, MICHAEL WEAVER wrote:

No need to build from source.  Deb files are archived 
in /var/cache/apt/archives/.  If your network connected machine has 
Networkmanager installed, there may be an appropriate .deb file there already 
you can copy to the new machine.  If not, you can get it with apt-get and 
then move it:

sudo apt-get install -db [packagename]

You can move it to the laptop and then install it using:

sudo dpkg -i [.deb filename including path]

Should be much easier than building from source.

Scott K






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