Tuesday, October 28, 2008

::How to install/uninstall .deb files on ubuntu machine::

.deb is a debian package file and can be installed on ubuntu using two ways:

1. Double click on the package.deb file and install it by selecting Install Package option

2. or by using command line from ubuntu terminal:
sudo dpkg -i package.deb
dpkg is a debian package manager that manages debian packages. There are many options that can be used and in this case -i option is for installation.

3. To uninstall the package is pretty simple as well. It can be done via Synaptic Package Manager: search by the package name and then uncheck it for removal selection.

4. or via terminal by invoking a command with -r option:
sudo dpkg -r package.deb
That's so easy isn't it? so good luck dudes!

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