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October 3rd, 2008, 11:54 PM
X-UB 8.04,

When running synaptic pack-man one can in theory download a package & install it in 2 steps by

file > generate download script


file > add downloaded packages

The first worked, the 2nd failed. I can open the directory with the
downloaded .deb files, but these are greyed out and I cannot select
them. Please what should I do? thank you.

Background: some people have been having difficulty with the upgrade to
wicd 1.5.3. If the upgrade fails, one could be left without a workable network, so it seems sensible to download the old version beforehand.

October 4th, 2008, 09:09 AM
For the 2nd stage (add downloaded packages) open up synaptic and then search for all the packages you have just downloaded using the script and after selecting them all go "file>Add downloaded packages" then navigate to where the packages you downloaded with the script are. They will all be greyed out, just press the open button and they should start to install. If you still have no joy then open a terminal and cd (change directory) into the folder that has the downloaded packages and install them with

sudo dpkg -i package change package to actual name of package you are wanting to install.