eric at eisenhart.com
Sun Mar 10 23:12:19 PST 2002
On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 07:44:57PM -0800, E Frank Ball wrote:
> I have a couple of .deb packages I got off some web pages. When I do
> "apt-get install package-name.deb" it says it can't find the file. How
> do I load a local package? The man page isn't much help.
dpkg --install package-name.deb
> While I'm at it I need a good reference for how to use apt-get.
> Equivalent commands to rpm -q, rpm -ql, rpm -qf, etc.
apt-cache show pkgname
However, I find that when using debian, I never manually download .deb
files... Much more useful are:
apt-cache search pattern # multiple if using woody or later
apt-cache show package-name
apt-get install package
apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade
That and learning to edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add stuff for interesting
projects... Oh, and including 'APT::Get::Show-Upgraded "Yes";' in your apt
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