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T J Tulley
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Package won't install

Postby T J Tulley » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:30 pm

I have just downloaded a package to install gramps and placed it in my Home/Downloads - after meeting various objections from the terminal by cd et c., here is the latest extract copied from my terminal record.

theo@TJT5Daryna:~/Downloads$ ls -a
. .. gramps_2.2.10-1_all.deb
theo@TJT5Daryna:~/Downloads$
theo@TJT5Daryna:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install gramps_2.2.10-1_all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package gramps_2.2.10-1_all.deb
theo@TJT5Daryna:~/Downloads$

This shows, first, that gramps is in the working directory, and that apt-get install looks for it there and can't find it.
Why?
I shall be most grateful for help and advice.
Yours hopefully -

Theo Tulley.
Using a PC with 2GB RAM, 3 hdds and a 1.7 GHz Celeron cpu.

alvaro.sim
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Re: Package won't install

Postby alvaro.sim » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:32 pm

the command you need is

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sudo dpkg -i xxxxx.deb

:)

Sunny Rabbiera
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Re: Package won't install

Postby Sunny Rabbiera » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:41 pm

or try a graphical approach like synaptic.

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T J Tulley
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Re: Package won't install

Postby T J Tulley » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:51 pm

Many thanks to you both - sudo dpkg -i worked!
Yours hopefully -

Theo Tulley.
Using a PC with 2GB RAM, 3 hdds and a 1.7 GHz Celeron cpu.


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