The command "dpkg -i debfilename.deb" will install (extract and configure) the packages in defilename.deb.
How do I do this same operation in two steps: 1) extract the files, and 2) configure the files?
Alternatively, how could I run the installation step without overwriting the files that already got created the previous time it was run?
I want to edit a line of one source file that has an error and re-install without overwriting that file. Thank you.