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Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 10:36:02PM +0500, Fritz Brown wrote:
> I was logged into the system as root, and opened an xterm, then tried dpkg.  That should work, if I ignore that "--install" stuff?

I don't know why they were telling you to do

dpkg -i | --install

-i and --install are the same argument to dpkg. In other

dpkg -i 'some package'

is the same as

dpkg --install 'some package'

So to recap:

1) If you're downloading a package from the web and
   installing it -- say, Opera -- you'd do

   sudo dpkg --install [.deb filename]

2) If you're installing a package that's part of Debian, you
   can do

   sudo apt-get install [package name]

3) You want to use sudo rather than running commands as
   root. Really. It's much safer.

Stephen R. Laniel
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