View Full Version : [ubuntu] installing software through deb files

February 11th, 2009, 07:37 PM
recently i installed hardy in my laptop.but because of having little knowledge about the pre-installation procedure for installing media players like vlc,mplayer i have run into a lot of trouble.after toiling a while,i was told by a friend that first build-essential software was to be installed.now since i do not have a net connection,i have to download the packages as deb files and install then using synaptic.but the build essential package was asking for some other pre installed file!!!what i want to know is the exact order and names of installing preliminary software so that i can install all the media files using deb files without having a direct terminal installation.

February 11th, 2009, 08:03 PM
You only need build-essential if you're going to be compiling source code.

Look into http://keryx.betaserver.org/ for package management for computers with no or slow internet connection.