Re: Installing programs from a none-debian CD or from the Harddisk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Axel Bojer" <email@example.com>
> To: "Mike Alborn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:23 AM
> Subject: Re: Installing programs from a none-debian CD or from the Harddisk
> Mike Alborn answered me this:
> 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.
Now I have tried this suggestion (dpkg --install), and IT WORKED. But, as you said, this gives dependency problems: some files were wrong (or not?) configured. Is there a way to cinfigure them afterwards? Or a way to know the order in wich to install them? (I got KDE installed, but it didnt work all good...). Thanks again for the tip! (I ll have to try to use Packages.gz -which, i showed in the manual, really is the RIGHT command, thanks again, a bit later on. Now im having a vacation elsewhere..).