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I've seen both these ways suggested for installing packages manually, but I don't know the difference:
dkpg -i <pkg>.deb
./configure make make install
So how do they differ? Is the former one only a "more automated" way of just doing the same thing as the latter one? Or they are completely different?
(P.S: Asked here because dpkg is "debian package").
Edit: After reading the answer by Rajat Pandita I see that using make involves compiling of program from source while dpkg just knows best how to organize the compiled program in different directories. There's another question on the network asking about the difference between apt-get and dpkg which is obviously different from this question.