How do I install .deb packages on Ubuntu?


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Question :

I`m a new ubuntu user, I downloaded drivers for my printer, the drivers are in .deb format, how do I install them ?


Answer :

You have to use dpkg manager, it is a tool to install, build, remove and manage packages from shell

To install .deb using dpkg ,

First go to the directory where you downloaded .deb, for exemple/Desktop

cd Desktop

Then install the package using the dbpkg 

sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb