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Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository

On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:47:02 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> 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.

I use gdebi to install local .deb files. It handles the dependencies,

FYI: I installed only gdebi-core, the command line part, as opposed to
gdebi with includes the GUi which is GNOME dependent and installs all
manner of GNOME files. I use only a window manager on my system for
the GUI and want to keep all GNOME crap off of it.

Also, I understand that apt (not apt-get) will install local .deb files
and dependencies, too, but I've never tried it. (I'm still learning the
ins and outs of apt.)


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