RE:directly installing a deb package
Alex Hunsley writes:
> I've downloaded a .deb package from the net and want to install
> it. How do I tell apt-get that I'm giving it a direct file name
> rather than having it looking at the places in sources.list? The
> package is sitting in /tmp at the moment, and I've tried adding
> file:/tmp to sources.list, but still no luck - I think it's adding
> things like stable or main to the path.
Why don't you just use dpkg -i path/to/package.deb ?