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Re: How do I use dpkg without superuser privileges?

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 11:02:27AM -0800, Debs Spammagnet wrote:
> I've been trying to de-deb a .deb file without root
> permission. I just want to unwrap the file like a tar
> file. I DO NOT WANT TO INSTALL IT. I just want to
> UNPACK it like i might a TAR file.
> Unfortunately, dpkg --unpack complains about root
> access just as --install does. BOO!
> I just want the thing unrolled, that's it.
> How do I do this? Help page turns up nothing.
> Thanks!

ar x <packagename.deb>

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