can i install a non-.deb program?

Kenyon Ralph kenyon at
Wed Dec 31 08:45:13 UTC 2008

On 20081231T023330-0600, dwain <dwain.alford at> wrote:
>i need a pdf viewer and editor.  i have used cabaret on opensuse before.  i
>use cabaret on windows.  the package does not have a .deb extension on the
>file.  can i still install this program?  it is for linux.

Are you referring to this?

It appears to be a Java program. Try unpacking the archive and reading 
whatever documentation is in there.

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