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Re: How to download/install a harddrive file

pinecone wrote:

On Wed, 2005-03-08 at 11:39 -0400, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:

Hi pinecone
Could you explain what a "harddrive file" is? There are various ways to get a file from other computers (connected through lan or internet). The choices that come to mind are http, ssh, scp, sftp etc.,

I mean a file sitting on my linux box hard drive, usually in a download
subdirectory of my home directory.

I download interesting packages like freemind from sourceforge.  I then
have a devil of a time trying to get Synaptic to locate it and proceed
with an install - it wants to find a repository on the internet.  The
sources.list has an entry for a local file which starts like this
file:///somename sarge main

So I try to replicate this.  The error repeatedly looks for extra
subdirectories on the way to the package. It seems to be following a
script. Very frustrating. So I now want to do it from the terminal in
hopes of avoiding this apparent limitation with the gui. I'd like to end
up with a listing in the applications menu of the gnome desktop or an
icon on the desktop.
I am forwarding it to the list as others might be able to help you on this issue.

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE
Cornell University

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