Answered Gdebi Installer

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  1. Muffin

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    Hi
    I'm brand new to eOS, but I've used other linux distros before.
    My problem is that Gdebi isn't working properly when I run it after clicking on a file in Files explorer and run 'Open With' an error box appears.

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    However if I run Gdebi from Applications it opens a file and installs ok.

    Any advice? Is this a bug?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Post #2 by aid, May 28, 2018
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    Did you install correct gdebi? As this was removed from Loki by default. Running the below command should get it installed for you.
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    sudo apt-get install gdebi
    If no luck then as a workaround for now you can install .deb easily from terminal by running the below;
    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get install /path/to/deb
    Also there are numerous gdebi packages. Ensure you install the correct package gdebi.

    You can also check by running the below command;
    Code (Text):
    gdebi --version
     
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    Many thanks for your reply.
    I installed Gdebi ok. Installing a package from with the file explorer. If I run the program from Applications and open the package then it installs all ok.
     
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    You should also be able to install .deb with double left click in file explorer, I guess this doesn't work either?

    Also you could try right-click "open with" then select "other app" then select gdebi (not directly select gdebi) see if this makes any difference.
     
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    I had two types of Gdebi installed. By removing the wrong one, this solved the problem.
    Thanks for all comments and help
     
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    Good work I had a feeling this might be the issue. Did you install the incorrect one through synaptic?

    For future reference the correct package is gdebi and to install just run the below;

    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get install gdebi
    I have also marked thread answered for you
     

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