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Re: Installation of .tgz files

"Suresh Kumar. R" <sudhas@md3.vsnl.net.in> writes:

> For ex. I installed postfix*.tgz but apt is unaware of it. 

(Not quite answering your question, but:) Often I see people asking
this question while they are unaware that there exists a perfectly
integrated Debian package just with the software they are trying to
install -- as in this case: there *is* a ready-made postfix Debian

So before installing a program from sources, you should try:

    $ apt-cache search <program name>

    $ apt-cache show <program name>

Never mind if you already knew that.


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