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Re: installing .debs from hdd

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 01:06:06PM +1000, Scott Ferguson wrote:

> > 
> http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics.en.html
> man dpkg
> dpkg --help
> Easy to miss given that much of the introductory documentation focuses
> on high-level package management tools.
> I find a useful approach is to forget about "remembering how to do
> things" and focus on learning "what is possible". If you know what is
> possible it's relatively simple to find out how. :-)

Agreed. The problem in this case is that nothing pointed me to dpkg. I'm
used to working with apt and aptitude and tend to forget they're front
ends for dpkg.

Bob Holtzman
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check the price of the beer.
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