I can't for the life of me figure this out. I'm getting very frustrated.

When clicking the "install" button to install a .deb package, it does absolute nothing. I click it more than once, and still, nothing.

I've even tried installing the .deb file through terminal:

sudo apt install <package name>.deb

and get:

> E: Unable to locate package code_1.13.1-1497464373_amd64.deb E:
> Couldn't find any package by glob 'code_1.13.1-1497464373_amd64.deb'
> E: Couldn't find any package by regex
> 'code_1.13.1-1497464373_amd64.deb'

Someone please help before I pull my hair out.

Thank you.


You are using wrong command in terminal.

You have to use sudo dpkg -i DEB_PACKAGE.

Replace DEB_PACKAGE by your packagename.deb. Your *.deb should be in $HOME folderfor the above command to work. Otherwise, use full pathname.

For details see this question.

Other Way

You can also install a deb file by double clicking it using gdebi. Install it by command sudo apt-get install gdebi and then open the *.deb file by double clicking using open with gdebi.

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