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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 ?


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