Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository
On 2018-08-17 13:48:11 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Fri 17 Aug 2018 at 07:31:34 (-0400), 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
> It would be very odd to place a package file into one's $PATH.
Yes, the use of $PATH is awkward. PATH is where executable files are
searched for. But Debian packages are not executable.
But I doubt that this is true. If I use a plain filename, strace
doesn't show any attempt to look at the file anywhere.
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