download and install packages

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how do i install packages that have been downloaded and saved on the desktop?

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Carlo Vanini (silhusk) said :

If the package is a .deb you can use
sudo dpkg install <file.deb>

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Donnie Lomat (einnod) said :

If it's an archive, untar it first and see if there are any READMEs or INSTALL files. Hmmm read 'em first =) You might wanna check the site where you dl'ed it from for any guides.

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