Hi, apt will only work if the source media is correctly fomatted (ie., just putting some .deb files on a CD will *not* mean that apt can make sense of the files.) However, have you tried using 'dpkg --install /path/filename'? This allows you to bypass apt and install packages directly. Keep in mind, though, that like rpm, dpkg cannot automatically track dependencies for you; you'll have to do that manually as well. HTH, On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 12:39:32AM +0100, Axel Bojer wrote: [snip] > -tar xjf /cdrom/Desktop/KDE22/packagename.tar.gz (I typed the packagename > were this is written). This point only partially worked; my machine wouldnt > execute the "j" command, but I managed without it. (tar xf ....). Just to be pedantic, the 'j' option to tar tells tar that you are extracting a bzip2 archive, however, your filename extension indicates that the archive has been gzipp'ed. This might explain why the 'j' option doesn't work. -- Mike Alborn <email@example.com> # pgp keyid: C36DC30D # http://odoitau.dyn.dhs.org no brainer: A decision which, viewed through the retrospectoscope, is "obvious" to those who failed to make it originally.
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