[SOLVED] How to find and start a .deb-application?

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[SOLVED] How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by buayadarat » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:45 pm

Until now I have only used programs from the repositories.

Now I need a program for my tax-declaration. I could download and install it from the tax-office's website.
How can I find and use it now? It is not in the menu. I can find it in Synaptic under the name "steuern2018".

Thanks in advance

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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by Neil Edmond » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:17 pm

If you used your web browser to download the .deb package, you will likely find it in your downloads directory. Just double click on the file, and it should open with gdebi package manager and install. If you can find the package in Synaptic that means it's available in the repository and can be installed from there.

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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:07 pm

Neil Edmond said,
If you can find the package in Synaptic that means it's available in the repository and can be installed from there.
i dont think that is necessarily true. i have the Brave browser as well as clipgrab, neither of which is found in the repositories since they are only available via ppa, (except clipgrab which is also available via appimage.).
once installed in the system via ppa, they now both show in Synaptic whereas before installation, they did not appear there at all...DAMIEN
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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by Neil Edmond » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:35 pm

Good catch DAMIEN... I don't think I understood what buayadarat meant by "I can find it in Synaptic", because now that I've looked for myself, it's not there.

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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by trytip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:05 am

give a link to the .deb file then maybe someone will test it for you and tell you how to run it.
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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by buayadarat » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Probably I was not clear enough. I did find the package and I did install it by double-clicking. But now I can't find it to run.

Here is the link: https://www2.sh.ch/Natuerliche-Personen.4316.0.html
There it is the fourth link from the top.

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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by BenTrabetere » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:22 pm

I installed it to LM-MMATE 18.3 virtual machine, and I found it by searching on steuern. For the MATE desktop the launcher is in the Office group in the Applications menu.

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Re: How to find and start a .deb-application?

Post by buayadarat » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:29 pm

Thanks a lot to both of you.

Now it is there, but before it wasn't, It was not found by searching. Hmmm... :roll:

Could it be, that it appeared only after restarting the system?

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