Installing Debian Packages
Notes and Requirements
- .deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and is used for binary packages.
- There are multiple other ways to install Debian Packages.
- This tutorial is done for Ubuntu. A slight variation should be used for other Linux distributions if these instructions don't work.
- You must be using a Linux machine and must have the Debian file (with extension .deb) already downloaded.
Instructions For the Terminal
- Change the directory to the one that the Debian file is currently in:
$ cd /Directory_Name
(replace Directory_Name with the name of the directory where the file is stored)
- Open the terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and type the following command:
$ sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb
(replace file_name with the name of the file that you would like to install)
- Follow the instructions that the terminal displays for installation and you are done!
Alternate Instructions for the Ubuntu Software Center
These instructions are to be used for Ubuntu only!
- Click the dash home.
- Type Software Center into the search.
- Open the Ubuntu Software Center.
- Search for the application that you would like to download.
- Click the install button.
- Ubuntu will take care of the rest for you and you are done!