Notes - GNU/Linux (general)

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Install a local .deb package (and resolve dependencies)

apt-get and aptitude can't install local packages, and installation with dpkg -i will not install any additional dependencies (requiring an additional apt-get install -f afterwards to resolve the deps).

The gdebi tool can install a local .deb package and resolve, download and install any dependencies (and in case you're wondering, gdebi is not a graphical tool, that's gdebi-gtk, gdebi's gtk front-end).