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Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository

On 8/13/18 4:47 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I've downloaded a .deb file.
> I've recently done such an install but don't remember how.
> Looking at the man pages for apt, apt-get, aptitude didn't help.
> Couldn't come up with useful search term for wiki.
> Eventually recalled "dpkg -i" which worked.
> How would someone find the answer if the answer wasn't already known?
> I went thru the same sequence last time.

Its possible to use apt to install a file on your disk. For example:

# apt install /path/to/file.deb

Apt will also try to do dependency checking. I don't think dpkg will,
but I'm not sure on that.


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