Re: debian manuals
"John Cuson" wrote:
>could i suggest that someone write a section somewhere specifically on how t
>o add a set of packages from a local directory using dselect or dpkg? i
>'m trying to work through that now, and the lack of an explicit treatmen
>t is a bit of a hinderance.
Please post such messages to the debian-doc list rather than just to me
personally; they will then have a greater chance of being acted on! I am
cc:ing this reply to the list.
To install a set of packages from a directory with dpkg (as superuser,
dpkg -i package1.deb package2.deb ...
this may lead to some frustration with dependencies and having to fetch
other necessary packages.
To use dselect, I think you have to create a Packages file. I have never
done this, so perhaps someone else might be able to give the procedure...
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