KDE CE: individual package installer

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KDE CE: individual package installer

Postby ipna on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:13 am

I suggest using GDebi as the standard individual package installer in KDE CE, as KPackage (the default) is unable to solve missing dependencies. As an example, try installing VirtualBox from its home page http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and you'll know what I mean.

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Re: KDE CE: individual package installer

Postby Boo on Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:00 am

in my clean up so far i have already removed Kpackage.
gdebi-kde looks good.

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Re: KDE CE: individual package installer

Postby locutus on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:37 pm

Use synaptic. It's already installed but there's no menu item for it. Type it in run command and you'll see it's there, then edit your menu to add it in. No more dependency problems.
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Re: KDE CE: individual package installer

Postby BlahBlah_X on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:58 pm

locutus wrote:Use synaptic. It's already installed but there's no menu item for it. Type it in run command and you'll see it's there, then edit your menu to add it in. No more dependency problems.


Synaptic is a frontend for APT, and gdebi and kpackage are frontends for dpkg. APT is meant for fetching packages remotely (like in a repository) and dpkg is meant for installing pre-downloaded .deb packages.

If you have a .deb package you want to install, you can't use synaptic to install that!

You can use dpkg (more specifically dpkg -i), or the frontend.

Gdebi is a more advanced frontend than Kpackage with dependency resolution.

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