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    Making apt-get recognize a deb file downloaded manually

    I have down loaded several deb files for jaunty and am trying to get the various package managers install it. None will install it as the deb files can not be found. Any way to make synaptic or apt-get recognize this deb file?

    Will "file-roller -a=<archive> <filename>.deb " work?

    I don't know what "<archive>" should be for apt-get.

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    Re: Making apt-get recognize a deb file downloaded manually

    Hi, could you not use dpkg to install the deb packages?
    cd to location of download debs eg
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i package
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    Re: Making apt-get recognize a deb file downloaded manually

    If you have all the debs in the same directory you could just:

    Code:
    cd /path/to/directory
    followed by:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i ./*.deb
    -o)
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    Re: Making apt-get recognize a deb file downloaded manually

    dpkg worked.

    Thanks!

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