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    Unhappy Installing .deb files

    Hello ubuntu community! I'm new, and I wish to install a .deb file. The file glut.h for OpenGL does not come on my machine, whereas gl.h does. How do I install the glut3.deb file?

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    Re: Installing .deb files

    double click on it in the file browser, it should open software center and then you can click on install (or it will tell you why it can't install)

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    Re: Installing .deb files

    It doesn't work. When opening up the software center and clicking Install, the button will fade but no installation will start. Thanks for the reply!

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    Re: Installing .deb files

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
    Last edited by haqking; March 21st, 2012 at 08:43 PM.
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    Re: Installing .deb files

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
    Forgot sudo.
    Last edited by CharlesA; March 21st, 2012 at 08:46 PM. Reason: fixed quote. ;)
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    Re: Installing .deb files

    Forget the .deb. Do this:
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    sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev

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    Re: Installing .deb files

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Forgot sudo.
    ahh my bad, long day

    edited

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    Re: Installing .deb files

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    ahh my bad, long day

    edited

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    @OP: Try doing what Temüjin posted. If it's in the repos, it's easier to install that way.
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