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How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

Double click will show the debian package manager and click on install button will install it

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Don't assume gnome, it is unlikely but he could be using another window manager. – Johan Sep 8 '09 at 20:03
sudo dpkg -i package.deb
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sudo gdebi package.deb


sudo gdebi-gtk package.deb

Which will open up a graphical installer.

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dpkg -i [name of file].deb

You might need to add a sudo command in the front to elevate the command to superuser level.

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In ubuntu, simply double clicking the file should be enough, if not right click the item and open it with the installer.


You could use the command line way, like stated above.

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