Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository
On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 07:27:01AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 08/17/2018 06:31 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Friday 17 August 2018 05:29:07 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > On 2018-08-13 09:38:48 -0300, Samuel Henrique wrote:
> > > > If you pass a file as parameter to apt install, like:
> > > > apt install ./package.deb
> > > > It will work, at least on buster.
> > >
> > > And the "./" is important, otherwise it will not work (until now,
> > > for this reason, I didn't know that passing a file was supported).
> > > I don't know the exact rule, but it seems that the pathname needs
> > > to start with either "/", "./" or "../".
> > The effect is where the search for the given file is anchored
> > just a plain filename is assumed to be someplace in the $PATH
> > / means its in the root directory
> > ./ means its in the current directory the shell is cd'd to
> > ../ means its one directory level above the currently cd'd to directory
> Can an absolute path [/home/richard/mydebs/aname.deb] be given?
Yes. Checked out this useful feature myself today.
Absolute pathname definitely works.