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Re: directly installing a deb package

Alex Hunsley <lard@miezekatze.com> wrote:

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> 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.

Use dpkg. 

$ dpkg -i /foo/bar.deb

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