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- Aug 2011
- London UK
dpkg install problem
I've just installed Debian on virtual box on my mac so that I can run some specific software. So I went to the website, found the right bit of software for a 32 bit Debian distro (i386) but when I try to install it, it says
Cannot access archive: No such fie or directory.
This is where I got the package:
ARIA - MobileRobots Research and Academic Customer Support
and I typed in:
dpkg -i libaria_2.7.3_i386.deb
I then tried:
dpkg -i libaria_18.104.22.168_i386.deb
after noticing the that the number was different, but to no avail, I am completely new to installing stuff like this, as in the past, I have used the software center in the past.
Where did the download end up. /home/Downloads?
You need to run dpkg -i command in the directory that the downloaded deb sits in. If you can move that deb to /home.
dpkg will find it without having to cd into a directory. dpkg needs to be run as sudo or root user also to work.
Gdebi is in your package manager and is a GUI front end for dpkg also. Can be installed through synaptic package manager or