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I have a .deb file in my downloads folder than i need to install with a bunch of dependencies. What is a command that will install the package with the dependencies.

I know this is probably a duplicate but i just want the command to install the package from the downloads folder and automaticly install dependencies, because i don't know much about the terminal

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The command you are probably looking for is gdebi. It should be provided by the gdebi-core package.

GDEBI(1)                                                              GDEBI(1)

NAME
       gdebi - Simple tool to install deb files

SYNOPSIS
       gdebi [package.deb]...

DESCRIPTION
       gdebi  lets you install local deb packages resolving and installing its
       dependencies. apt does the  same,  but  only  for  remote  (http,  ftp)
       located packages.
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first run *sudo dpkg -i downloaded_package.deb*

You will probably get errors about missing packages (dependencies) now. Execute:

sudo apt-get -f install

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  • i ran that with the name of the file and got this isaac@isaac-Latitude-D830:~$ sudo dpkg -i wine1.6-i386_1.6.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~precise1_i386.deb dpkg: error processing wine1.6-i386_1.6.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~precise1_i386.deb (--install): cannot access archive: No such file or directory Errors were encountered while processing: wine1.6-i386_1.6.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~precise1_i386.deb Mar 19, 2014 at 17:01
  • try 2nd command now
    – sohel4r
    Mar 19, 2014 at 17:02
  • isaac@isaac-Latitude-D830:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: then a bunch of file names Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Mar 19, 2014 at 17:05
  • The first command returned an error saying the deb file wasn't found, so nothing was installed. Make sure you are in the right directory. Mar 19, 2014 at 17:12

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