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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Monday December 06, 2004
07:27 AM

Installing local deb packages

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For future reference..

dpkg -i path
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  • Just curious, good sir, why you might be using dpkg instead of some member of the illustrious apt family: apt-(get|cache), or even aptitude?

    Personally, I've had excellent results with the above, and only resort to dpkg to manually resolve dependancy problems when dabbling in testing or unstable releases.   I don't care much for using the aptitude GUI as it gives me nasty flashbacks to dselect, but in CLI form, it's treated me quite well - aptitude (update|upgrade|clean|remove|purge|etc) packa