How to install deb packages
This tutorial is for those who use Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative of Debian Linux and have downloaded a .deb package that they want to install. Typically you can use synaptic, apt-get or aptitude. However, if the package is not available via the repositories you may need to download and install them yourself.
How to manually install .deb packages:
Note: This process only installs the downloaded .deb package. If the package has dependencies, you may need to install them as well.
- Download your chosen .deb package via wget or another method
- From the terminal type sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb (replacing packagename with the name of the package)
Troubleshooting .deb dependencies:
If you receive an error like the following:
packagename depends on otherprogram (>= 1:0.0.0); however: Package otherprogram is not installed
You'll most likely need to install the otherprogram(s) before you can continue to install your .deb package by typing apt-get install otherprogram (replace otherprogram with the program name)
How to install deb packages published under Using and Configuring Linux