[maemo-users] Installing apps when there's no installer

From: Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Date: Sat Oct 27 01:39:40 EEST 2007
A large number of the apps listed at http://maemo.org/downloads have a 
greyed out button labelled "missing install". The link to these apps' 
homepages eventually takes you to the downloads, including a .deb, but 
I'm not an apt-get expert: how do I make it install from a .deb that 
I've already downloaded, without using a repository? The apt-get man 
page is silent on this.

For very large apps, eg MaemoTeX, I will want to ensure that it goes 
onto my external SD card (rather than wherever it thinks it ought to 
go), and then soft-link the binaries to /usr/local/bin. Is there a way 
to override the default install paths, or will I need to unzip the .deb 
and do it manually?


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