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Why can't I install on Trisquel 5.5? [closed]

asked 2013-01-25 02:20:09 +0100

updated 2015-10-25 01:32:19 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

On Trisquel 5.5, I extracted the downloaded installation files to a folder on my desktop. Here's my console session, following the instructions given in the LibreOffice readme.

root@linus:~# cd /home/myusername/Desktop/LibO_3.6.4.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US

root@linus:/home/myusername/Desktop/LibO_3.6.4.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US# dpkg -i *.deb

dpkg: error processing *.deb (--install):

cannot access archive: No such file or directory

Errors were encountered while processing: *.deb

I can't understand why this would happen. Of course there's such a file or directory!

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@Uglyface200 You heavily edited this question. Does my answer still apply?

w_whalley gravatar imagew_whalley ( 2013-03-01 02:17:25 +0100 )edit

Yes. For archival purposes, this question originally concerned Debian 6. The reason is that I tried Debian briefly before switching to Trisquel. Trisquel is based on Ubuntu, which is in turn based on Debian. So the same problem applies.

Uglyface200 gravatar imageUglyface200 ( 2013-03-01 21:06:15 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-01-25 19:18:45 +0100

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Change to the DEBS subdirectory in the LibO_3.5.4.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US directory, then run the dpkg command.

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I'm an idiot. It worked like a charm. Thank you!

Uglyface200 gravatar imageUglyface200 ( 2013-01-26 03:32:34 +0100 )edit

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