Re: installing .deb files
* Christian Eckert (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> I followed trying dpkg-scanpackages but I ran into new problems, because
> I don' t know how to create an override file.
> So I read the manpage but it didn't help me. I am not sure but I believe
> that creating an override file is a task for a developper or maintainer.
> Downloading the override file of a whole new Debian-Linux (found in the
> directory pub/debian/indices)
> seems not to be the solution.
I've had this problemn trying to install woody packages on my
old potato system :>. This is how I proceeded:
* first, I copied the packages to /opt/packages/unofficial
* second, I created a override file. This file contains three
fields on each line separated by space:
package-name priority section
where package-name is the name of the package (:>) without the
version number, priority is extra and section is unofficial
(hence the name of the directory)
* then, run dpkg-scanpackage by:
cd /opt/packages/unofficial; dpkg-scanpackages . override > Packages
* fourth, add this location in your /etc/apt/sources.list:
* and now: apt-get update; apt-get install ...
> If I do so then every package of my distrubution would be marked as not
With this solution, dselect, dpkg and apt should be happy and
leave others packages quiet.
> I only want to update (or to install a deb-file downloaded from ftp or from
> cd-rom) one or two packages, and I want to use dselect. Furthermore I want
> to use my old distribution.
> how can I do this ?
Hope this help
deborphan extra unofficial
gtk-engines-thinice extra unofficial
wmfire extra unofficial
# find /opt/packages