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I have to install manually a file with a type I never seen before: .dsc

How can I install this kind of file on linux??

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That's not a software package, it's just a text file that describes a software package. – Wyzard Apr 18 '12 at 2:23
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Debian (Source Control (Source Package)) Typically lower case on *nix systems. Description File DPKG-source

Debian source packages consist of two or three files. First the *.DSC file which contains some information information about the package and checksums for the remaining file(s). Second a *.TAR.GZ holding the upstream sources. And third, if any changes need to be made to the sources, they are distributed as *.DIFF.GZ. To simplify the unpacking process a single command, "dpkg-source -x *.dsc", is provided by Debian to unpack these files. This association is classified as Source Code.

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