View Full Version : please help newb!!

February 22nd, 2005, 03:34 AM
I've downloaded some .deb packages from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool
but I haven't got a clue how to install them!!

Can anybody help?

The package manager program (synap something) only seems to let you add internet resources as repositories but I don't have a net connection yet.

I'm totally confused!

I already have the .deb files on my desktop, I just don't know what to do with them!

February 22nd, 2005, 04:12 AM
Usually you start a Root Terminal (Applications -> System Tools -> Root Terminal), then cd (change directory) over to where the file is and issue a sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxx.deb command, where xxxxxxx = name of file.