Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository
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On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:35:50AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:47:02 -0500
> Richard Owlett <email@example.com> wrote:
> > PREAMBLE:
> > 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.
> > QUESTION:
> > 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,
As I said already, dpkg does install dependencies. Actually, I don't
know any (Debian) tool which wouldn't, by default.
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