Install .deb file to xubuntu – couldn't locate package errors

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    I have a laptop where I have installed Xubuntu 16.04 x64. As far I can see, all updates is ok, but I get error messages when trying to call apt install for the deb file.

    Output from Terminal

    sprinterdriver@dellcomputer:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install cherrytree_0.38.1-1_all.deb
    [sudo] password for sprinterdriver: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package cherrytree_0.38.1-1_all.deb
    E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'cherrytree_0.38.1-1_all.deb'
    E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'cherrytree_0.38.1-1_all.deb'

    I’m too noob using Linux to know what is wrong here. What can I do to overcome this problem and get the latest cherrytree version being installed on this computer?




    You are in your Downloads folder, but the package has not been stored on this place. Did you download it? Where did you store it? Do you see it, if you enter in the same folder: ls?


    Yes, I see the file when I browse the download folder with file explorer. It is present.

    The ls command also print the file name, so the deb file is present for sure.



    I don’t know,if there is gdebi present in Xubuntu. What happens, if you double click the deb file in the file manager?


    I get an error too when clicking the deb file from file manager that is similar, but in a window instead of terminal.



    Which error precisely?


    Don’t have access to that computer right now so I cannot tell right now.

    However – I’m a noob when it comes to Linux. I might have forgotten to add that ppa (haven’t run the command given at the download page) – could that be the reason why I cannot install?

    I successfully installed that same .deb file on Peppermint 8, here I remembered to add those ppa’s.


    An update.

    I was supposed to do a test just to make a screen shot of the error message – but:
    About three days ago (at least I know it was this week) I successfully installed CT on Xubuntu. The weird part is that I did not add those extra ppa’s – I did excactly the same as when it didn’t work.

    That is just stone weird. Could it have being a ubuntu server that was down or had issues? I’m glad to have CT installed, but I hate to not know the root cause of the problems.

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