Re: 2 apt-get questions
Hal Vaughan wrote:
I know this should be very simple and easy to find, but I'm having trouble
answering these two questions. I've been through the apt-get man page a few
times. Since I'm trying to do something on a "one-time-only" basis, this
shouldn't be a config problem -- I'd expect it to be available as a command
If you've added the lines to /etc/apt/sources.list, apt should see the
archives there. 'Fraid I can't help on this one; perhaps someone else
will be able to.
1) How can I specify the source site to use to retreive a specific package?
(In this case, I added download.kde.org with all the info to point to the KDE
3.1 packages, but apt doesn't seem to see anything above KDE 2.2, even after
2) How can I install a .deb file that I've downloaded with my browser? (I
downloaded a game that was a .deb file into my home directory. I searched
the /var dir tree and found .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives, so I
copied the file in there, but "apt-cache search" doesn't show any awareness
of the downloaded package.)
"dpkg -i foo.deb" in the directory in which foo.deb is located.
And, if the answer or info I'm looking for isn't in the apt-get man page,
where would it be?
For the second question, "man dpkg", but you'd first need to know that
apt is a front-end for dpkg, which is the real installation engine. I
thought maybe "apropos deb | grep install" would turn up something, but
it didn't, but "apropos deb" did turn up a big list, in which dpkg is
listed as "a medium-level package manager for Debian" ("man apropos" for
more info on apropos). Of course, that's not very plain either. So maybe
search the Debian archives or do a google.