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4. Use your install-program and add the directory as a local
source for your installer. 5. Now you could choose the directory
with your installer and could install all packages from there.
I did OK until step 4, and then my lack of basic Linux knowledge
reared it's ugly head. ROFL
In Mint 17.3, under Administration I see Software Manager, Software
Sources, and Synaptic Package Manager.
I have never seen Mint. I'm using OpenSUSE since many years. But when
I see the title I would try it with
There must be a possibility to add sources in the web, like Packman,
or also local Folders without any special description.
After you have added the directory as a source you could close
and could open
Software Manager (don't know the difference between "Software Manager"
and "Synaptic Package Manager").
There you should be able to install the packages of the folder.
Would the folder I created now be called a repository? If so, do I
input the complete path? Which means I need to learn how Linux
Yes, it would be like a repository. But you haven't to know anything
about pathnames. There must be a button to choose the path out of a
list. The only difference to normal repositories: There is no
description inside the repository. It's only a repository with
Where can a find a truly beginner's guide for this type of
information? I've noticed over the years that many "beginners"
articles are not truly beginners articles at all, the articles
already assume some basic level of knowledge. Knowledge that does
not always exist. :-(
I will have a look, if I find something special for your situation.
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