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Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD




On Sun 08 Oct 2017 at 13:26:54 (-0700), Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> On 10/08/2017 07:07 AM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> >Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> >
> >>You will need to download the depends too and
> >>then cd to the directory that holds the files
> >>and #dpkg -i (the package name) to install.
> >
> >OK. How should the depends be organized? I.e.,
> >the dir structure?
> 
> You should only need to install the one package and dpkg will pull
> in the depends and is why they need to be in the same directory.

I've never seen dpkg pull in anything, and you can also give it
paths rather than filenames, ie
    # dpkg -i /anywhere/foo.deb
    it replies bar is not installed
    # dpkg -i /anywhere/foo.deb /somewhere/else/bar.deb
    and so on,
the poor man's dependency resolver.

Cheers,
David.