I have .deb files that were manually generated.

With apt-offline install I can synchronize them with apt cache. However if I try apt install <package-name> it doesn't find the synchronized deb file.

I think this is because the apt update feature needs to be performed to know about a package name.

Is there a way to add a <package_name>_<version>.deb file to the apt-update list so I can perform a apt install <package_name> and I don't need to specify the path of the deb file ?

For context matters, this is performed using ansible playbook.

  • You need to be at the folder where the deb file is and use sudo apt install ./<package-name> or give it the full path. Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 21:11
  • Yes that what I cannot do, because I use Ansible. I want that I can do apt install <package> and it works because <package>_<version>.deb has been synchronize with the cache of apt.
    – vinalti
    Commented Feb 4, 2023 at 22:32


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