Re: install local deb file
> I'm confused; 'dpkg -i' is quite happy to take absolute paths. What does
> 'ls -l /storage/debs/libdvdcss2.deb' say?
> Are you sure that it isn't really
> > Once I did that, it went OK, except that the package had an unmet
> > dependency.
> > The .deb extension should not be present.
> I beg to differ; it certainly should. 'dpkg -i' takes the exact name of
> the file, and does not do any magic with extensions. For aptitude,
> you're correct that the extension should not be used, but aptitude
> requires you to generate a Packages file or to use a properly set up
> mirror somewhere else.
Colin, Thanks. That paragraph a revellation on several counts.
> If you've just downloaded the .deb file, use 'dpkg -i
> libc6_2.3.2-9_i386.deb' to install it.
A question about how to handle dependencies when using dpkg -i. What
I'm trying to do is install libdvdcss2, which depends on my upgrading
libc6, and that, in turn depends on libdb1-compat.
If I run dpkg -i on just the libdvdcss2_1.2.5-0.2_i386.deb, I assume
it will not know to look in the same folder for any files that might