apt-get and 'deb file:\'
I used to have debian 2.2 installed on one box, and at that time I was able to 'apt-get install foo.deb', where 'foo.deb' was any file I'd just put into my working directory. The directory didn't was never mentioned in 'sources.list'.
Now, I'm working on a different machine, still 2.2, and when I do 'apt-get ./foo.deb', it goes through it's database check, but then says "could not find package".
I've tried putting 'deb file:\home\tom' into sources.list, but I get a "malformed sources.list" complaint.
I've also R'd the FM, and now, as a last resort, I appeal to debian-user. What do I need to do to install a deb that's sitting in my PWD?
Tom Schuetz | firstname.lastname@example.org