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Re: How to download/install a harddrive file

On 8/5/05, kamaraju kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.,
> >>
> >>raju
> >>
> >>
> >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.
See apt howto. It explains clearly the procedure.

linux user No.205042

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