(Solved) Default handling of .deb packages?

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(Solved) Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby Tony G on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:47 am

When I double-click on a downloaded .deb, instead of an installer, ark is launched. I was wondering whether this is the default Mint 4 KDE CE action, or whether I've removed something from Mint that changed the default behavior.

(Not really a big deal, as right-clicking gives an install option, and dpkg works).

Thanks,

Anthony
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Re: Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby locutus on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:32 am

Best to, as you say, right click the .deb and install with dpkg.
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Re: Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby Tony G on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:46 am

No doubt. I've just messed around enough with my M4 KCE install ("learning through breaking") that I was wondering whether double-clicking launches the installer (as it does in Mepis, e.g.) in a less mucked-with version of Darnya KCE.
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Re: Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby brando569 on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:46 pm

AFAIK thats not the default behavior it should open up one of the package handlers but i forget what its called at the moment.
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Re: (Solved) Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby Tony G on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:33 am

Kpackage. I must have uninstalled Kpackage, which comes by default.
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Re: (Solved) Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby antonio on Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:55 am

KPackage is no good as it cannot handle dependencies (AFAIK). Default package installer should be gdebi-kde IMHO.
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Re: (Solved) Default handling of .deb packages?

Postby rfpa on Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:56 pm

I think you have to have the gdebi package installed for the click on a deb package elicits the automatic install.
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