RE: directly installing a deb package
> 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.
You need the correct tool for the correct job. dpkg -i <package name> will
od the trick.