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I found all-deb-packages after downloading in /var/cache/apt/archives.And i am unable to use them on other systems.

For cheese software i found

"cheese_3.2.0-0ubuntu2_i386.deb" and "cheese-common_3.2.0-0ubuntu2_all.deb".

i ran both the packages in my friend's laptop and both do not install cheese.

                HOW TO USE THESE PACKAGES??
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Can you describe what commands you tried exactly? –  James Henstridge Nov 17 '11 at 10:18
    
dpkg -i cheese_3.2.0-0ubuntu2_i386.deb –  Newbi Nov 17 '11 at 11:49
    
@Newbi, and what was the output? Unless there were errors given, that would install it. –  psusi Nov 17 '11 at 14:53
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When you install .deb packages directly (I assume you used dpkg -i) you need to make sure that you install also all dependencies because dpkg doesn't resolve dependencies automatically. I think this is probably the problem that you're having.

Besides this, in other answers to similar problems, I've seen keryx being recommended. Maybe you should give it a try.

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I copied my entire /var/cache/apt/archives into my friends laptop(freshly installed ubuntu)and ran "dpkg -i *.deb" and all my apps were installed in his laptop. I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS WILL HARM HIS OS. –  Newbi Nov 17 '11 at 11:46
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It should be fine. You may have downgraded or upgraded some versions of software. Check out get-selections /set-selections for what you want to do. Run an update cycle just to be sure. If an auto update script is running it will clean up things. –  BillThor Nov 17 '11 at 13:16
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