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- Dec 2012
packages and repositories
There is an antivirus company which we will call ABC, Ltd. On their web site, free dot abc dot com forward-slash us-en forward-slash download.prd-alf, they have an anti-virus program for Linux named abc2012-blah-blah-0blah.i386.deb.
I use their product for my MS-windows machines and I want to get it for my Linux machine as well. How do I make this address available to Software Sources so I can install it?
I've already tried downloading the file and installing with Gdebi package installer, but when I run dpkg -L it doesn't find an installation. apt-get returns file not found. I don't find the program in Synaptic or in the Ubuntu Software Center. (Running Ubuntu 10.04).
Is what I need to do called "adding repository"? If so, how? If not, what DO I need to do?
If you already downloaded the .deb file, just open a console terminal, go to folder where the .deb file is and type sudo dpkg -i abc2012-blah-blah-0blah.i386.deb. Dpkg should install it from there.
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And it is possible that your file manager is already configured to auto-install .deb files if you double click on the file in the manager.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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