On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 12:26:38AM +0100, somethin2cool wrote: > Given that aptitude is awesome and that all the stuff I want is missing > from all the repositories, is there anyway for me to use .deb files and > dpkg in conjunction with aptitude. I'm sure they have the dependencies > listed inside them somewhere, and it would be brilliant. I'd settle for > apt of course. As others have mentioned, setting up a local repository is a good option. But for one-off packages, dpkg will do just fine. Basically, RTFM dpkg(1): $ man dpkg :-) But you're probably after: $ dpkg --info somefile.deb will list information about the package - including what it depends on. # dpkg --install somefile.deb will install the package. If dependencies are not satisfied, the package will be installed, but not configured (usually unusable). It will be up to you to install dependencies - this is what apt normally does for you. Hope this helps -- Karl E. Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.jorgensen.org.uk/ email@example.com http://karl.jorgensen.com ==== Today's fortune: One organism, one vote.
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