Howto: Installing .local deb packages with apt-get

Derek Broughton news at
Thu May 17 18:56:44 UTC 2007

Scott Lockwood wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 23:04 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> > sudo apt-get install <package_name>
>> >
>> Will that install a local .deb file?
> That depends.
> IF you:
> Create a directory that you will use as a local repository, and also
> add that directory to your /etc/apt/sources.list,

Neat concept.  If used file: urls for apt before, but I've never thought of
using it as a catch-all location for non-standard .debs.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list