Installing downloaded .deb packages?

Asked by A-Dog on 2007-11-06

maybe this is just n00b nonsense, but I downloaded wifi-radar deb package from their website (couldn't find it in the repositories) and I just can't figure out what to do with the package file. can I set the "run action" to open this with synaptic, or do I need to relearn some good ol' console commands?


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Best Alessio Treglia (quadrispro) said :

You can use Gdebi (set "run action" to open the .deb file with gdebi) or type this:

sudo dpkg -i package.deb

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A-Dog (young7977) said :

Thanks Alessio Treglia, that solved my question.

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A-Dog (young7977) said :

Hey thanks. I don't seemed to have Gdebi installed, but I just typed what you told me and it was almost like I knew what I was doing. :)

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Joe Jaxx (joejaxx) said :

wifi-radar is in gutsy :D it is in universe

joejaxx@venus:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release

joejaxx@venus:~$ apt-cache show wifi-radar
Package: wifi-radar
Priority: optional
Section: universe/net
Installed-Size: 232
Maintainer: Ante Karamatic <email address hidden>
Architecture: all
Version: 1.9.7-0ubuntu4
Depends: python, python-gtk2 (>= 2.0), dhcp3-client, wireless-tools
Recommends: wpasupplicant
Filename: pool/universe/w/wifi-radar/wifi-radar_1.9.7-0ubuntu4_all.deb
Size: 38998
MD5sum: 91abe9c18533433fc7196c4d622f5da1
SHA1: 7881ca5e673e715d4975e019bb2df678debf5600
SHA256: bdf12ad38184c0c6889a2e2298fe05c4472eec0b65a6b79f1639f57248ad9673
Description: graphical utility for managing Wi-Fi profiles
 It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your
 preferred networks. At boot time, running Wi-Fi Radar will automatically
 scan for an available preferred network and connect to it. You can drag and
 drop your preferred networks to arrange the profile priority.
Bugs: mailto:<email address hidden>
Origin: Ubuntu

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Alessio Treglia (quadrispro) said :

you can install Gdebi:

sudo apt-get install gdebi