Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository
On Mon 13 Aug 2018 at 17:49:08 +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:35:50AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:47:02 -0500
> > Richard Owlett <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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,
> > too.
> As I said already, dpkg does install dependencies. Actually, I don't
> know any (Debian) tool which wouldn't, by default.
I don't think it does, y'know. That's why apt-get was created.