Does anyone know why this command isn't working for me,

sudo dpkg -install webmin_1.620_all.deb

it says,

dpkg: error: unknown option - n

I am following directions on this website: http://refugeeks.com/owncloud-setup-guide/

I am running ubuntu server 12.04 32bit with ssh and lamp installed.


dpkg has no -install, the correct command is dpkg -i or dpkg --install. The error means that the command is fine up to the -i in -install, but the next letter n is not a valid option. Use dpkg --help to get a list of commands you can use with dpkg.

  • It was the --install option that worked. When I did dpkg --help it listed more options than could fit on my screen and I'm not sure how to scroll through the results. – Cam Jones Oct 21 '13 at 7:01
  • I'm not sure that should be the case, for me it returns like forty or fifty lines, but anyway, go to Edit>Profile Preferences>Scrolling ans set scrollback to unlimited. – arsaKasra Oct 21 '13 at 8:10

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