Re: Bug#381221: ITP: dpkg-view -- View the contents of .deb packages without root access
martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> also sprach Neil Williams <email@example.com> [2006.08.02.2248 +0100]:
>> * Package name : dpkg-view
>> Version : 0.0.2
>> Upstream Author : Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * 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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