error messages installing .deb file

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Jan 10 16:03:38 UTC 2007


> Someone told me how to install .deb packages off-line using the sudo
> dpkg but you are right about some people assuming everyone is connected
> to the Internet which is why everyone just seems to get pointed in the
> direction of the Ubuntu Repos.

You have it wrong.  Everybody is pointed at the Ubuntu repos because you are
likely to spend a long and ultimately frustrating time trying to use dpkg -
as you are finding out.  dpkg works fine if you have a simple package with
no dependencies beyond what might be expected to be standard, but is far
too much hassle for anything complex.  Get a CD or DVD if you can't do it
from the net.

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