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Re: Bug#381221: ITP: dpkg-view -- View the contents of .deb packages without root access

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> writes:

> also sprach Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk> [2006.08.02.2248 +0100]:
>> * Package name    : dpkg-view
>>   Version         : 0.0.2
>>   Upstream Author : Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk>
>> * URL             : http://dpkg-view.alioth.debian.org
>> * License         : GPL
>>   Programming Lang: C
>>   Description     : View the contents of .deb packages without root access
>>  Simple read-only viewer of .deb package files for Gnome.
>>  Accepts package locations on the command line to support
>>  the 'open' command in various file managers, one window
>>  for each package. Displays Debian control information, 
>>  patch details and details of the files that would be 
>>  installed (names, sizes and locations). Packages do not
>>  need to be installed to be viewed.
> Please do not use the dpkg-* namespace. I suggest you rename this to
> deb-view or better yet gdeb-view or deb-gview.

Also, there's already gdebi, which is a GTK app which lets you both view
and install packages. It does't handle being given several debs on the
command line, but that's probably a trivial extension.

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