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How can i check a *.deb file is good to install in current system without install it? Is there any way that i can use dpkg or apt-get or other command line tools for this purpose?

Note: I need to do this using command line(no gui or synaptic) and there may have multiple deb files.

if dpkg --check *.deb == True
   dpkg -i *.deb
else
   perror
  • dpkg has a --dry-run option, the output of which should tell you want you want by inspection, but without a lot of grep testing I don't think this answers your question by itself. – chronitis Jun 8 '13 at 20:58
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You may like the lintian command which checks for common packaging errors. The link below may help you.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/checkit.en.html

  • you can't check deb package directly using debi. – shantanu Jun 9 '13 at 7:20
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To see the contents of a .deb file, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo dpkg-deb -c <file_name.deb>

To read the contents of a installed package:

sudo dpkg -L <package_name>

For more info see Debian Help

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