I try to install package jruby with apt-get. One of the dependencies is package ruby-thread-order but apt-get fails to get that with

E: Failed to fetch http://deb.debian.org/debian/pool/main/r/ruby-thread-order/ruby-thread-order_1.1.0-1_all.deb  403  Forbidden [IP: .....]

As a result, the installation fails. In order to fix that, I have downloaded that deb-file and stored it locally. However, installing it with dpkg seems not workable because of its dependencies.

Is it possible to make apt-get use that local package while downloading the rest of the packages?

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I found out that this situation can be solved like this:

  • install the local package(s) prior to running apt-get and add the --force-depends flag. The package will be installed with warnings instead of errors for the missing dependencies: dpkb --install --force-depends package.deb
  • install the dependencies with apt --fix-broken install
  • now apt-get will take care of the rest: apt-get install jruby

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