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Re: Bug#331528: ITP: debinstaller -- a graphical frontend for installing local .deb packages

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 01:10:42PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Josselin Mouette [Tue, Oct 04 2005, 10:10:22AM]:
> > > Far too often people (read: newbies) get confused when they can't get
> > > *insert favorite package manager* to install the .deb's they've just
> > > downloaded. With DebInstaller installation is simply a double click
> > > away.  No fancy features, just a small dialog that ask for the sudo password
> > > and if you really want to install.
> > 
> > Which toolkit does it use?
> > Does it pull dependencies using APT as well? That feature has been
> > missing in APT for a long time.
> I wonder why nobody did implement that feature before. I imagine
> (without knowing much about APT's internals), the pseudocode would look
> like that:

  I suspect the main thing is that parsing .deb(5) files looks rather
annoying.  Not hard necessarily, but annoying enough that it's easy
to find more important things to work on ;-).


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