On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 10:10:36PM +0100, Alex Hunsley wrote: > I've downloaded a .deb package from the net and want to install it. How do I > tell apt-get that I'm giving it a direct file name rather than having it > looking at the places in sources.list? The package is sitting in /tmp at the > moment, and I've tried adding file:/tmp to sources.list, but still no luck - I > think it's adding things like stable or main to the path. The short answer is, you don't tell apt-get anything. Apt-get is merely a frontend for dpkg, so you'd install your package like this: # dpkg -i package where package is the full name of the .deb file Note that, like its cousin rpm, dpkg won't track satisfy dependencies automagically, etc., etc. HTH, -- Mike Alborn <email@example.com> # pgp keyid: C36DC30D The longer the title, the less important the job.
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