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Hi there, 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 ...
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    dpkg install problem


    Hi there,

    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_2.7.5.2_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.

    Kind regards

    Jon

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    Where did the download end up. /home/Downloads?
    /tmp?
    /home?

    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
    apt -get.

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