I'm trying to install a printer driver (from Epson if it matters) but when I try to unpack the
.tar.gz file I'm getting a directory called
epsonscan2-bundle-184.108.40.206.x86_64.deb instead of a file.
I tried just installing with
apt as per How do I install a .deb file via the command line? however
apt reasonably responds
E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) --
dpkg's objection is that the directory
is not a Debian format archive
There are a dozen different questions about installing
.deb files in general, but none that I can find that address a file that is actually a directory.
dpkgdefinitely want a .deb file, which is the whole directory.