Installing .deb packages with apt-get

debian debiani386 at
Sun May 20 17:14:39 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> On 18/05/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>>> I've fairly often managed to confuse apt to the point where "aptitude
>>> install" (or "apt-get -f install", if you really prefer) causes it to
>>> want
>>> to back out much of my system.  After a few hours of
>>> remove/install/remove/reinstall, it starts to behave.  That won't happen
>>> if you stick to genuine ubuntu repositories and never install anything
>>> directly via dpkg, ime.
>> Well, I don't intend to stick to official repos and not install .debs.
>> That's the point of this thread: How to install local .debs. So then I
>> can expect apt to get confused. Not apt's fault, but mine. However,
>> that means that I need to be careful with it like I'm now careful with
>> yum. Thus, I need to run a simulation before every operation,
>> something that does NOT need to be done with yum because yum tells the
>> user what it is going to do before doing it, and asks for
>> confirmation.
if you want to install them LOCALLY, then just locate the deb file, 
right click on it, click ubuntu actions, click install package. done

you will need the admin password to install the package.

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