Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository
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.
i usually start with man pages by habit so:
$ man -k deb
and then look through the list of replies and
see what catches my interest and then look at what
those man pages say:
"dpkg (1) - package manager for Debian"
$ man dpkg
there are other more general references available
too that describe overall operation of a Debian system
and what can be done.
debian-reference and debian-handbook...