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David J Bush
May 9th, 2009, 11:55 PM
My Kubuntu 9.04 amd64 DVD did not install kppp, so I am trying to install wvdial just for the purpose of connecting via my 56K phone modem, which is all I have to reach the Net with. I downloaded (using another computer) and transferred to my amd64 machine the following amd64 binary packages:

wvdial 1.6
libuniconf 4.4
libwvstreams 4.4 base
libwvstreams 4.4 extras
libxplc 0.3.13

These packages are sitting in a directory /home/david/sw/wvdial

I want to install them with Aptitude. I don't want to invoke the apt-get command directly. How can I get aptitude to see these packages? Thanks

May 10th, 2009, 12:26 AM
You can just cd into /home/david/sw/wvdial directory and use:

sudo dpkg -i package1
sudo dpkg -i package 2

Do this for all the packages to install each one.

May 10th, 2009, 12:31 AM
I don't think Aptitude can't do that. Except you want todo the hard way like me. It's involving making personal local Debian/Ubuntu repository folder structure (a.k.a mirror) plus editing /etc/apt/sources.list to recognize the folder we make.

So the easiest way is to install your self downloaded debs manually. The low end (master) tool is 'dpkg'. But Ubuntu/Kubuntu shiped with package that help you install debs by just doubleclick on it in file manager. Just follow the dependencies suggestion by install that dependencies first.

May 10th, 2009, 03:22 AM
cd /david/sw/wvdial

and then

sudo dpkg -i *deb

David J Bush
May 10th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Thanks, dpkg worked fine.