To install packages that you have downloaded manually, you probably need
to use dpkg -i <packagename>
If you want to use dselect, you are going to need a Packages file that
contains a valid path to the packages. It is not likely that you can use
the one in the Debian directories unless you have duplicated the directory
structure. Making a Packages file is probably beyond a newbie but feel
free to have a look at dpkg-scanpackages.
On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Will wrote:
> Ok. I'm new w/ linux (had it for 3 days) and have a little problem.
> Whenever I try to use DSELECT to install programs i've downloaded, it
> asks for the "package" file in addition to the *.deb files. What's
> Thanx a lot
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