Installation from Debian Packages
Debian package management is followed by distributions like Debian, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Linspire, etc., It is easy to install packages from repositories using GUI programs like Synaptic, SMART package manager etc., They take care of all the dependencies. But if there is a need to install a single debian package (filename: .deb), then the following command can be used.
- Login as root or use the command su from a terminal.
- Change to the directory containing the deb package and then issue
dpkg -i filename.deb
- Example, to install the file program clustalw obtained from http://debian.mirror.inra.fr/debian/pool/non-free/c/clustalw/clustalw_1.83-2_i386.deb,
the command will be
dpkg -i clustalw_1.83-2_i386.deb