Installing .deb packages with apt-get
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Wed May 16 17:30:55 UTC 2007
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 16/05/07, Michael A. Moore <mamoore at mitre.org> wrote:
>> gksudo dpkg -i
>> Read man dpkg for help :) Apt-Get is just a front-end for dpkg.
> I did not realize that apt-get is a frontend for dpkg. Then why to
> apptitude function as front ends for apt-get? Why do they not operate
> directly on dpkg?
Huh? aptitude is just an updated apt-get with a curses gui. It never
invokes apt-get. Some of the other guis use apt-get (kpackage, iirc)
others don't (adept seems to call routines in libapt), but they all end up
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